Retired professional basketball players participate in health screenings
Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Feb. 26, 2016
Jennifer Johnson McEwen
(media inquiries only)
Emory Healthcare, Division of Cardiology and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)
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.
Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.