Does preparticipation physical examination reduce mortality in young athletes?
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The efficacy of preparticipation physical examinations (PPE) in preventing death remains controversial. PPEs for athletes that include history, physical examination, and resting electrocardiogram (ECG) may be effective in reducing mortality from sudden cardiac death (SCD) (SOR: B, conflicting cohort studies).
Evidence-based practice 15, no. 09 (2012): 08