This topic has been in the news recently, especially with Wes Leonard - high school basketball player from Michigan who collapsed and died after making the winning shot for his team. Sudden Cardiac Death is technically the term used in these tragic events. I encourage you to check out this very informative link from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation on the subject.
Over the past few days, I did three TV interview segments on this topic on local TV news. Topics discussed include what the current recommendations are as far as medical evaluation before participating in sports, the controversy of cardiac testing all high school athletes, and what steps can be done when a high school athletes collapses suddenly on the field of play. If you find this video informative, I encourage you to check out other videos on general health topics at MikeSevilla.TV. Enjoy!