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Addition of the Electrocardiogram to the Preparticipation Examination of College Athletes: Erratum

Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: July 2010 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 332
doi: 10.1097/JSM.0b013e3181e922e3

The Results section of the structured abstract of the above article contained several errors and should more properly read as follows:

Results: Six hundred fifty-three recordings were obtained (54% men, 10% African-American, mean age 20 years), representing 24 sports. Although 68% of the women had normal ECGs, only 38% of the men did so. Incomplete RBBB (13%), RAD (10%), and atrial abnormalities (3%) were the 3 most common minor abnormalities. Sokolow-Lyon criteria for LVH were found in 49%; however, only 27% had a Romhilt-Estes score of ≥4. T-wave inversion in V2 to V3 occurred in 7% and only 5 men had abnormal Q-waves. Sixty-three athletes (10%) were judged to have distinctly abnormal ECG findings suggestive of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and/or biventricular hypertrophy. These athletes will be submitted to further testing.

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Le V-V, Wheeler MT, Mandic S, et al. Addition of the electrocardiogram to the preparticipation examination of college athletes. Clin J Sport Med. 2010;20:98-105.
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