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How Common is the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Retired NFL Players?


NFL Players Care Foundation

Main Objective

The overall objective of this study is to provide screening for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and determine the prevalence of CVD risk factors among retired National Football League (NFL) players. Working under the direction of the NFL Subcommittee on Cardiovascular Health, MedStar Research staff manages data from a nationwide series of cardiovascular screenings for retired players, analyze the data, and report the findings.