PlaySafe Cardiac Physicals for Highschool Athletes


PlaySafe Cardiac Physicals for Highschool Athletes

 

PlaySafe provides free physicals in the spring and fall for high school studentathletes
through an interdisciplinary team of UCSF Sports Medicine Center
physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and athletic trainers at the Orthopaedic Institute
on the UCSF Mission Bay campus. These wellness checks can find underlying
medical abnormalities and even help prevent sudden death.
The spring PlaySafe physicals include a cardiac screening with electrocardiography
(EKG), an electronic tracing that can detect abnormalities in heart shape and/or
size, as well as cardiac tissue damage.
“Keeping young athletes safe during sports should always be our first intention,”
said Dr. Anthony Luke, MD, director of primary care sports medicine at UCSF
Health and PlaySafe program director. “Some conditions, like heart problems, are
hard to identify, so doing what we can to help athletes excel and be healthy is
paramount. It’s important that families make sure kids get a good physical
examination by their physician.”
Registration to open in March 2017.
To learn more about PlaySafe, visit playsafe.ucsf.edu.

 

PlaySafe provides free physicals in the spring and fall for high school studentathletesthrough an interdisciplinary team of UCSF Sports Medicine Centerphysicians, orthopaedic surgeons and athletic trainers at the Orthopaedic Instituteon the UCSF Mission Bay campus.

These wellness checks can find underlyingmedical abnormalities and even help prevent sudden death.The spring PlaySafe physicals include a cardiac screening with electrocardiography(EKG), an electronic tracing that can detect abnormalities in heart shape and/orsize, as well as cardiac tissue damage.“Keeping young athletes safe during sports should always be our first intention,”said Dr. Anthony Luke, MD, director of primary care sports medicine at UCSF Health and PlaySafe program director.

“Some conditions, like heart problems, arehard to identify, so doing what we can to help athletes excel and be healthy isparamount. It’s important that families make sure kids get a good physicalexamination by their physician.”

Registration is open. To learn more about PlaySafe, visit playsafe.ucsf.edu.

 

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PlaySafe Cardiac Physicals:UCSF Orthopaedic Institute Mission Bay Campus

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