To Screen or Not to Screen: Not the Only Question

In a recent Expert Analysis, James Beckerman, MD, FACC, a member of the Sports and Exercise Cardiology Section Leadership Council, discusses how he created ‘Play Smart Youth Heart Screenings,’ a free youth heart screening program in Portland, OR, and how other clinicians can address the questions to consider when offering a screening program. “No matter what you choose to recommend, public health recommendations become essentially personal in practice,” states Beckerman. “So after you take it all in, you may still be thinking about starting a heart screening program, whether in partnership with a family foundation or as part of your own practice, university department, or service line. There are as many screening models as there are programs. Here is how we do it.” Read more on Visit the Sports and Exercise Cardiology Clinical Topic Collection and the Sports and Exercise Cardiology Member Section Page on for the latest science and news in sports cardiology.