Death on the playing field

A frightening scenario in the world of sport: a young athlete – who just moments ago fought for the ball or sought a new record – falls to the field in shaking agony. Shouts echo across the team, doctors rush to the fallen athlete, stretcher comes into view, oxygen mask on a pale face, resuscitation… Help arrived within minutes, but often following this uncanny series of events: death from sudden cardiac arrest. Who exactly falls under the risk group? Why […]

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