With this testing in place, we now feel comfortable telling parents that their kids can fairly safely participate in Purdue athletics from a cardiac standpoint.
Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) October 29, 2015
Wimbledon Health Partners, the industry leader in on-site diagnostic testing for physicians and athletic programs, is pleased to announce a partnership between Wimbledon Athletics and the Purdue University athletic program to evaluate student athletes for cardiac abnormalities, giving these athletes the opportunity to deal with the problems identified before they become life threatening.
Under the direction of Purdue’s head team physician, Dr. Greg Rowdon, MD, Purdue may refer athletes to use this service to diagnose conditions that could put athletes at risk. “With this testing in place, we now feel comfortable telling parents that their kids can fairly safely participate in Purdue athletics from a cardiac standpoint. For those identified with heart anomalies, we can now recommend an appropriate course of action and/or treatment,” Dr. Rowdon explains. Also important is the manner in which the EKGs are read. Purdue and Wimbledon follow the Seattle criteria, set by an international group of sports cardiologists, for reading EKG results. This reduces false positives to below five percent—an important factor in ensuring these diagnostic tests are doing their job.
About Wimbledon Health Partners:
Wimbledon Health Partners formed in 2013 to meet the need for on-site diagnostic testing at physicians’ offices. The industry leader, Wimbledon Health Partners provides physicians with state-of-the-art, in-office testing to detect circulatory conditions using vascular ultrasound and electro- and echocardiography. Nerve conduction velocity testing is also used to support diagnosis of problems related to the nervous and muscular systems.
About Wimbledon Athletics:
Wimbledon Athletics, the newest division of Wimbledon Health Partners, is pioneering the way for high schools, colleges and universities to test students for unsuspected heart abnormalities to help minimize sudden cardiac death among young athletes.
For more information on how your office or school can partner with Wimbledon, visit us at http://www.dxtesting.com or call us at (855) 200-8262.