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Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Death in Student Athletes

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IOA 2020 Winter Update - Package 7 Sports Medicine
Nicholas DeFauw, DO
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Title:  Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Death in Student Athletes
Presenter:  Nicholas DeFauw, D.O.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1)   Understand current information for sudden cardiac arrest/death in athletes.
2)   Understand the most common causes of sudden cardiac arrest/death in athletes.
3)   Understand the screening protocols for student athletes to identify those at risk for sudden cardiac arrest/death.
4)   Understand current information and recommendations regarding sudden cardiac arrest/death and COVID-19 in the athletic population.
5)   Understand return to play guidelines and sports recommendations for student athletes with various cardiac abnormalities. 

Faculty Disclosure Declaration Statement

This presenter has no conflict of interest or disclosure to declare of any financial interest or other relationship with any commercial entities discussed in this educational presentation.

Accreditation Statement

This educational presentation was developed according to the planning, design, implementation and evaluation standards of the accreditation requirements for category 1 CME sponsors of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).  The Indiana Osteopathic Association (IOA) is accredited by the AOA to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

Grievance Policy Statement

If you have any questions or concerns about this educational experience, you may call the IOA office at (317) 926-3009 or send an email message to  All questions or concerns will be addressed promptly.



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Dr. DeFauw is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) in East Lansing, MI.  He completed his family medicine residency at St. John Providence Health System in Madison Heights and Warren, MI, and his sports medicine fellowship at John Peter Smith Health System in Fort Worth and Arlington, TX.  Dr. DeFauw is a board certified in family medicine and sports medicine.  He plays an important nonsurgical role on the care team at Goshen Physician Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Goshen, IN.  Dr. DeFauw treats patients of all ages, from young athletes and adult exercise enthusiasts to weekend warriors and others with muscle or bone injuries or pain.  From football, hockey and soccer to cycling and bull riding, Dr. DeFauw knows his way around treatment and prevention of illness and sports injuries. He appreciates opportunities to serve as a team physician or medical director for high school athletes, national sports leagues and conferences.  Dr. DeFauw also is a strong advocate of advancing the education of future leaders in sports medicine. He has served as the medical director for a sports medicine fellowship program and as a faculty member for health systems in Wisconsin and Texas.

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