Screening is inefficient and too expensive for the NHSBMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a906 (Published 22 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a906
- Jonathan R Hanson, rural practitioner
- 1Ardvasar, Isle of Skye IV45 8RS
Currently a resting electrocardiogram costs £35 through the Cardiac Risk in the Young programme. Variable penetrance for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with obstruction means that one-off resting ECG screening will miss the commonest cause of sudden athletic death in people under 35 unless it is …
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