BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins heart specialists will be at a track meet at Morgan State University this weekend to screen athletes and spectators for problems that can cause sudden death.
The heart specialists will conduct the screenings Saturday during the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships being held at the Baltimore university. About 6,000 athletes will be competing at the meet.READ MORE: Security Camera Video Shows Chaotic Scene, Quick Police Response After West Baltimore Mass Shooting
The screening will be offered to athletes and spectators between ages 14 and 18.READ MORE: Leaders Call Fells Point Violence 'Tragic & Unacceptable,' Police Urging People To Speak Up
Dr. Theodore Abraham says the specialists will be particularly looking for an inherited condition in which heart muscle thickens, making it more difficult to pump blood. Abraham says the condition is the leading cause of sudden death among those under the age of 30.MORE NEWS: Maryland Offices, Schools Announce Closures Friday In Observance Of Juneteenth
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