June 14, 2021 - Bayhealth is a leader in keeping our community safe and healthy. For four years, Bayhealth has partnered with local high schools to screen student-athletes for sudden cardiac arrest. This is a rare but potentially tragic outcome that can occur in young people with undiagnosed heart problems engaging in high-intensity exercise. When studies emerged indicating heart problems after COVID-19 in otherwise healthy, young athletes, this triggered a new focus in cardiac screening efforts. Working together, Bayhealth and Delaware State University (DSU) Athletics have been taking important and proactive steps to screen student-athletes with a past COVID-19 infection to ensure their heart health before returning to activity.

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