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NHL, NHLPA participate in major professional sports leagues in COVID-19 cardiac effect research – NHL Sports

New York – The NHL, MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL and WNBA today issued the following joint statement:

Study published today JAMA Cardiology This is an example of a collaboration between MLB, MLS, NBA, NHL, NFL, and WNBA medical professionals and their respective player associations over the past year. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have worked more closely than ever to share lessons learned to provide players with the best possible care.

As part of that ongoing collaboration, each league has implemented a similar cardiac screening program for athletes previously infected with COVID-19. A screening program recommended by the American College of Cardiology is used to detect serious conditions caused by the virus and to help athletes return to safe play after COVID-19 infection.

Using anonymized data from six leagues, a peer-review study published today found that there were few cases of inflammatory heart disease, and the return to professional sports after COVID-19 infection was this return screening program. It turns out that it can be safely achieved using. In this study of 789 COVID-19-positive athletes from across our league, evidence of inflammatory heart disease was found in 0.6% of athletes. The study found that athletes who resumed participation in professional sports after undergoing cardiac screening did not experience any adverse cardiac events. The study also reflects the care provided by the club’s medical and athletic training staff who contributed to the study.

Like other lessons that professional sports have learned about COVID-19, the results of this study are widely shared and continue to contribute to increasing knowledge about viruses. A society that transcends sports.

– NHL Sports

NHL, NHLPA participate in major professional sports leagues in COVID-19 cardiac effect research

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