Teenager urges parents to get EKG testing for children who play sports
A South Florida teenager went for a simple EKG test at Nicklaus Children's Hospital when he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, also known as WPW.
Published on: 07/21/2017
"My mother saw a commercial on TV for an EKG screening at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and even though I was reluctant and complaining a lot about going in on a Friday afternoon to have what I thought was a useless test, I'm definitely thankful that she made that decision because it ended up saving my life," Andrew Lorenzen said.
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Today we are seeing an increasing number of girls playing competitive sports, with roughly 200,000 at the collegiate level. This rise in 200,000 at the collegiate level. This risen in participation has afforded female athletes many social and health benefits including improved physical fitness, confidence, teamwork and a decreased risk of obesity.
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