Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Death Featured
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Dr. Jim Ellis
Member of ACEP's Sport Medicine Section, Dr. Jim Ellis joins the show to discuss a controversial and disturbing trend...sudden death in seemingly young, healthy athletes. What are the factors that contribute to this and most importantly can this be prevented by screening EKG?
Dr. Jim Ellis received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, his medical degree from Louisiana State University, and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. His passion is in Venue Medicine where his experience includes the NFL, NCAA basketball, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the LPGA, World Cup Soccer, and both Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Dr. Ellis was the Medical Director of the Olympic Stadium for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and is currently preparing for his 18th Super Bowl, coordinating team medical care for the NFL with Medical Sports Group. He has served as the emergency physician for the Atlanta Falcons for the last 8 years. Dr. Ellis has given lectures nationally and published numerous journal articles and book chapters on Venue and Sports Medicine. His current position is Medical Director of MD360 for the Greenville Hospital System with an academic appointment at the USC School of Medicine for the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is also active in the American College of Emergency Physicians Sports Medicine Section and has served as an officer. Dr. Ellis is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
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