Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes
Early Detection Saves Lives
- Two to three athletes out of 1,000 have a cardiac condition associated with sudden cardiac death.
- Most athletes with at-risk conditions are asymptomatic.
- Traditional pre-participation exams miss up to 80% of at-risk athletes.
- ECG greatly increases detection of silent but potentially lethal structural and electrical cardiac disorders.
How Does CardeaScreen Help?
- CardeaScreen uses novel ECG technology specifically designed to screen young athletes.
- Uses athlete-specific interpretation standards (the 'Seattle Criteria')
- provides confidence to the physician with less experience in ECG interpretation in athletes.
- CardeaScreen is a compact, portable device that can be used at Pre-Participation and heart screening events in the office or the community.
ECG Screening in College Athletes
A recent NCAA study* compared the effectiveness of the traditional PPE versus ECG for 2,500 intercollegiate athletes using the Seattle Criteria. 7 (0.3%) athletes were identified with a serious cardiac disorder, all with an abnormal ECG. Medical history and physical exams were of low value in finding abnormalities. ECG with the Seattle Criteria had a false-positive rate < 3% and a high predictive value. The inclusion of ECG as part of an integrated PPE will increase detection of athletes at-risk and raise awareness to abnormal history and physical exam findings that otherwise go unrecognized unreported or investigated.
Three Reasons to Screen Young Athletes with an ECG System
- Best predictor of cardiac abnormalities using the Seattle Criteria
- Easy to use, compact, relies on industry-standard PCs