Fatal athletic injuries

D. A. Hawley, J. E. Pless, B. F. Waller, S. T. Vakili

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Death during athletic training or competition often brings public media attention. Recent endeavors to attract amateur athletic competitions to Marion County, Indiana prompted a review of athletic fatalities.Trauma during training, arteriosclerotic heart disease, and congenital heart defects cause most fatalities. A prospective study has been initiated to investigate and document these deaths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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    Hawley, D. A., Pless, J. E., Waller, B. F., & Vakili, S. T. (1987). Fatal athletic injuries. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 8(4), 277-279. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000433-198712000-00001