Cardiovascular screening may be worthwhile for middle-aged athletes

(Reuters Health) - Cardiovascular screenings are a cost-effective way to identify middle-aged athletes who may risk heart attacks or strokes by participating in high-intensity sports, a new study suggests. "I would suggest that all middle-aged athletes should be screened at least once, particularly men over 40 and women over 50," said the study's lead author, Dr. Andrea Menafoglio, a cardiologist at Ospedale San Giovanni in Bellinzona, Switzerland.
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