Mandated cardiac screening for 8.5 million high-school and college athletes in the U.S. would cost $51 billion to $69 billion and would save an estimated 4,800 lives over 20 years, Israeli researchers found. In addition, 3.4 million student-athletes would have to be disqualified to prevent fewer than 5,000 deaths, according to the study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Mandatory heart tests for young athletes would be costly
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