Hub doc on hunt for stealthy killer
Boston Herald - 03/16/2016
For about the past two years, Corrado — also the head team physician at Northeastern University — has used echocardiograms to study the heart structures of about 200 Division 1 athletes. His goal is to gain enough funding to bring in 10 top physicians from across the country for training, so they can develop various research sites nationwide.
“It’s such a needle in a haystack. You need thousands,” he said. “In order to get thousands, I need help.”
Echocardiograms are the same ultrasounds used during pregnancy.
And though more research is needed, he said, “What we’re doing could be the future. It’s just a matter of how long it’s going to take to get going.”
Screening for heart issues among young athletes has been a hot-button issue in the past several months.