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I don’t believe it’s practical to screen all athletes playing youth sports with sonograms and CT scans. But I do recommend screening children with symptoms, whether that’s chest pain or shortness of breath. Screening for Heart Defects in Young Athletes

Former Brenner pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Wesley Covitz, writes about our greater understanding of heart conditions in children and teens.


Sudden Death in Student Athletes

Dr. Wesley Covitz, pediatric cardiologist, discusses sudden death in student athletes and what signs parents should look for in their own children.

Read MoreScreening for Heart Defects in Young Athletes

Read More: If Your Child Has a Heart Defect

Brenner News and Highlights 

Brenner Children’s Hospital Again Ranked among Best in Country by U.S. News & World Report

For the second straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best children’s hospitals in the country.


Head Hits Can Be Reduced in Youth Football; Study Shows Limiting Contact in Practice Makes Difference

Less contact during practice could mean a lot less exposure to head injuries for young football players, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Virginia Tech.


Ranked in 12 Medical Specialties, Wake Forest Baptist is among the Nation’s Best Hospitals According to U.S. News & World Report

For the 21st consecutive year, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is listed among the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The online magazine released its annual national ranking of the country’s premier hospitals, earlier today.


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