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ECG as a part of the preparticipation screening programme: an old and still present international dilemma
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    Pre-participation screening in competitive athletes in Portugal

    Pre-participation screening in competitive athletes in Portugal has been compulsory for more than 40 years. Yearly ECG was introduced in the screening at about the same time as in Italy, for all athletes evaluated at the Sports Medicine Centres in Portugal. The very rare cases of sudden cardiovascular death that have ocurred in the past 25 years in Portugal were not screened at the Centres or had further cardiovascular e...

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