Wimbledon Health Partners Launches Wimbledon Athletics Facebook Page to Address Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

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Schools can reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death in student athletes through diagnostic testing. The Wimbledon Athletics Facebook page brings attention to the rising incidence of sudden cardiac arrest among young athletes and heightens the importance of cardiac testing.

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Wimbledon Athletics provides on-site diagnostic testing for high schools, colleges and universities across the country, and through its Wimbledon Athletics Facebook page, hopes to motivate schools to proactively test their student athletes.

Wimbledon Health Partners, the industry leader in on-site diagnostic testing for physicians and athletic programs, launches new Wimbledon Athletics Facebook page to educate the public, parents and school athletic departments about the importance of testing young athletes for unsuspected cardiac abnormalities. About 2,000 people under the age of 25 die from sudden cardiac arrest every year. Many of them are young athletes with heart conditions that do not present any symptoms until sudden cardiac arrest actually occurs. Wimbledon Athletics is committed to minimizing sudden cardiac death in student athletes through comprehensive cardiac testing.

Diagnostic tests such as EKGs and echocardiograms are not routinely given to people under the age of 25 unless a problem arises. Thousands of student athletes are playing sports today with undetected cardiac abnormalities that can cause sudden cardiac arrest. Wimbledon Athletics provides on-site diagnostic testing for high schools, colleges and universities across the country, and through its Wimbledon Athletics Facebook page, hopes to motivate schools to proactively test their student athletes and take the necessary course of action before undetected heart conditions can claim more young lives.

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 and cardiac abnormalities using vascular ultrasound and echocardiography. Nerve conduction velocity testing is also used to support the 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 cardiac abnormalities to help minimize sudden cardiac death among young athletes.

For more information on how your office or school can partner with Wimbledon, go to http://www.dxtesting.com or call us at (855) 200-8262.

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