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Players undergo extensive exams at camp

Updated: December 8, 2005, 4:28 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

When it comes to NHL players and their hearts, little is left to chance.

Between teams' doctors and trainers, players undergo a battery of tests in the first hours of each training camp that should reveal whether there are existing cardiac problems or even potential problems.

The initial battery of tests for most teams includes a 12-lead EKG (electrocardiogram), which measures the electrical activity of the heart. If there is even a hint of a problem exposed by the EKG, then ...

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