Emory Healthcare, the Living Heart Foundation and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA)
Approximately 60 retired NFL players will be screened for a variety of health-related issues during the NFLPA's Retired Players Convention in Atlanta. Screenings will include calcium CT scoring to identify the risk of heart disease as well as echocardiograms, cholesterol and blood pressure testing, and assessments for sleep apnea.
Sunday, June 3, 9:00 a.m. -- Noon
Emory Crawford Long Hospital, 550 Peachtree St, NE. 6th Floor, Atlanta
The goal of the event is to improve the early identification of health risk in these former elite athletes, and educate and empower each player to lead a healthier life. This screening and others held around the country will also contribute to the Living Heart Foundation's research exploring the relationship between professional football players and cardiovascular disease.
To learn more about these screening events, visit: http://www.livingheartfoundation.org.
MEDIA NOTE: Players, cardiologists, NFL team doctors and other officials will be available for interviews.