New Guidelines Seek to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) --New guidelines outlining the causes and prevention of sudden death among athletes were released this week by the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) in the United States.

"These guidelines were developed for any level of sports participation, and to truly help save a life," NATA President Marjorie Albohm said in an association news release. "It is also critical that a school, team or league's medical professionals have an emergency action plan in place. In the event that an injury occurs, every minute counts when it comes to appropriate care and transport of the athlete."

 

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