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Prodromal Symptoms of Northcote et al for Patients Who Suffered Sudden Death During Vigorous Exercise

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Orthopedic Surgery
Clinical Laboratory

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Northcote et al evaluated 60 patients who died suddenly while playing squash. They identified prodromal symptoms in 75% of the patients. A patient with prodromal symptoms should be evaluated prior to undertaking vigorous exercise, especially if the person has multiple risk factors for coronary artery disease.

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