TRENTON – Senator Fred Madden (D – Gloucester, Camden) today introduced new legislation he hopes will save lives and create widespread awareness of student athlete heart conditions. The bills seek to implement recommendations made by the New Jersey Student Athlete Cardiac Screening Task Force, which officially issued its report last month on how to prevent sudden cardiac death in student athletes between the ages of 12 and 19.
“Through enhanced screening and training we can discover heart conditions in our young people before it is tragically too late,” said Madden. “In this day and age, it is simply unacceptable to have students engaging in physical activity without knowing about possible health conditions that could have dire consequences. We can help save lives by implementing the task force’s recommendations and I want to thank the members for their work.”