Mateo Casados with pediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. Steven Leonard

“There’s a recommendation that every athlete undergo a preparticipation physical on an annual basis,” said Dr. Reginald Washington, the chief medical officer at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver. “That’s not based on symptoms; that’s based on what they should be doing because their history may have changed, their physical findings may have changed, so everyone should do that.”

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