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Three KHL Players Found to Have Heart Problems

Last week the KHL announced it was undertaking medical evaluations across the league and invited media members to observe the process.

Today, after the first round of evaluations have been completed on some 67 players under the age of 20, some preliminary results were made public:

Based upon the first round of examinations, three KHL players were found to have heart problems.  These athletes were referred to cardiologist specialists to undergo more testing.

The KHL’s Medical Center won’t be banning players as yet; the cardiologists will make that determination.

Full text of the press release is below:

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  Tags: khl, kontinental+hockey+league

KHL Deals with Cherepanov Tragedy

Press Release from the KHL:

Resolutions of the Board of Directors of the Kontinental Hockey League

The Board of Directors of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) adopted a number of important resolutions at its October 21 meeting that are of great consequence to the future operations of the League.  The meeting focused primarily on matters involving internal medical support services, first and foremost those concerning the medical monitoring of athletes.

Most significantly, the Board heard a preliminary report from a special KHL commission investigating the circumstances of the death of Omsk Avangard hockey player Alexei Cherepanov.  As a result, the Board resolved to adopt a series of measures aimed at preventing future tragedies in hockey:

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