Retired professional basketball players participate in health screenings

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Feb. 26, 2016

Contact

Jennifer Johnson McEwen
(media inquiries only)
404-727-5696
jennifer.johnson@emory.edu

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MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:
Emory Healthcare, Division of Cardiology and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)

WHAT:
Approximately 20-30 retired professional basketball players will undergo cardiovascular screening sponsored by the NBPA. Screenings will include 12-lead electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, carotid ultrasounds, blood pressure testing, and blood work profiles.

WHEN:
Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m. 

WHERE:
Phillip’s Arena

WHY:
The goal of the event is to improve the early identification of cardiac risk in these former elite athletes and educate and empower players to lead healthier lives.               

MEDIA:
Players, cardiologist (Dr. Jonathan Kim) and others (Joe Rogowski, NBPA) will be available for interviews. To confirm attendance, please contact Jennifer Johnson McEwen at 404-727-5696 or jennifer.johnson@emory.edu.