Diegnan: Increase Cardiac Health Screening for Young Athletes

(TRENTON) — Assembly Education Committee Chairman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex) had the following published recently in the Daily Record:

“Sudden cardiac death kills more than 3,000 young people each year, many of them athletes. The number one cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Despite being at a higher risk of sudden cardiac arrest, children and young adults with HCM may not display symptoms, which makes this disease all the more dangerous, and the need for better testing to detect this ‘silent killer’ critical…”

To read the rest of Assemblyman Diegnan’s op-ed, click here.