Dr. Frederick Basilico, Physician in Chief for Medicine and Chief of the Section of Cardiology at New England Baptist Hospital discusses cardiac screening that can help identify athletes at risk of Sudden Cardiac Death. Dr. Basilico reviews pre-participation examination and the most recent guidelines for eligibility for athletic competition. The talk also covers the importance of protective gear and defibrillators to prevent and treat other exercise related adverse cardiac events such as Commotio Cordis.
This educational program is designed for physicians, fellows, residents, and other health professionals interested in expanding their knowledge base and expertise in adverse cardiac events in athletes.
Dr. Basilico has nothing to disclose, in regards to the existence of relevant financial interest(s) to ACCME-defined commercial interest(s), associated with this enduring material.
None of the other individuals in a position to control the content of this activity including planners and CME Committee members, faculty presenters, moderators/facilitators, panelists, and reviewers have any relevant financial relationships with an ACCME defined commercial interest to disclose.
The CME Department has reviewed the content associated with this activity to ensure it contains no commercial interests or material in which the speaker has declared a relevant financial relationship. Clinical recommendations are based on best available evidence and meet CME content validation expectations. This CME Activity has received no commercial support or other funding.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
New England Baptist Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
New England Baptist Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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Release Date: 2/25/2015
Renewed: 12/27/2016; 8/1/2018; 9/1/2021