Sudden cardiac death in the young: An update for NPs
NPs can identify risk for sudden cardiac death in children during physical exams to prevent tragedy. The updated American Academy of Pediatrics 2021 policy statement on this issue provides guidance on using a combination of elements to determine and manage risk, including the organization's own 4-question screening tool, the American Heart Association 14-Element Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening of Young Competitive Athletes, personal history, family history, physical exam, ECG, and cardiology referral as indicated.
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Julianne Doucette and Ruth Rosenblum. "Sudden cardiac death in the young: An update for NPs" Nurse Practitioner (2023): 21-28. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NPR.0000000000000013