Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/26/06 at 12:26 AM ET
...Other cardiologists wrestle with similar decisions. As a sports-medicine specialist, Paul Thompson has diagnosed dozens of athletes with cardiac conditions too dangerous to let them compete. But as a marathon runner who once qualified for the Olympic trials, Dr. Thompson knows how painful that message can be. He says he has cleared for play athletes whom other cardiologists had benched. "When you tell an athlete he can't compete anymore, a part of him dies," says Dr. Thompson, chief of cardiology at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut.
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