Sudden death

Proposed EKG screening for student athletes spurs medical debate

By Laura Beil, 12:34 PM March 21, 2014

With the score tied and 30 seconds left in overtime, Wes Leonard, a 16-year-old point guard for the Fennville Blackhawks, sank the winning layup that carried his team to a 57-55 victory on March 3, 2011. It was a Hollywood triumph for the final game of an undefeated season. Leonard’s teammates from his Michigan high school hoisted their star player skyward. Seconds later, to the horror of the packed stadium, the boy collapsed. Doctors at a nearby hospital soon pronounced Leonard dead of cardi...

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