Is EKG screening for all young athletes a good idea?
It seems like we hear all the time about another young athlete dying suddenly in the midst of a game or practice. These stories are so scary -- because almost always, as far as anyone knew, the kid was healthy. So when people start talking about screening athletes with an electrocardiogram to look for problems that might cause sudden death, our first reaction is: of course! Let’s do it! Make my kid first! But is it really a good idea?