News | September 26, 2006

Philips Conducts Preventative Cardiac Screening Event at LMU

Philips Medical Systems today announced it is working with A Heart For Sports (AHFS) to conduct a cardiac screening event at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles that includes both electrocardiogram (ECG) and echocardiogram exams. During the event, Philips and AHFS aim to educate LMU’s NCAA Division I student athletes, athletic directors and coaches about preventing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in athletes on and off the field.
“There are inherent risks in athletic participation for student athletes and it is our hope that testing of this nature will identify life-threatening issues that may come to the attention of the athlete before it is too late,” said Dr. Bill Husak, athletic director at LMU. “No system is perfect or fool-proof, but if we have the ability to make these tests available, we should take advantage of them in an effort to prevent tragedies before they occur.”

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