Understanding Sickle Cell Trait and Precautions For Training Athletes
Sickle cell trait kills athletes every year. As a coach you need to understand what it is, how to prevent it, and in case of emergency, how to treat it and save the life of your athlete.
Sickle Cell Linked to Sudden Deaths in Male Black Athletes
Of the 2,462 athletes listed in the sudden death registry at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, 23 were sudden cardiac deaths in young African American athletes, correlated with sickle cell trait.
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