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Adams' death raises issue of medical testing

Updated: January 24, 2010, 12:29 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

The tendency, in the wake of the sudden death of a young athlete, is to demand answers, to look for reasons for how it could have happened.

How could Bears defensive end Gaines Adams, an apparently otherwise healthy 26-year-old, succumb to cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death (SCD)?

Preliminary findings show he had an enlarged heart, which sounds scary and awful and surely the cause of death. It also sounds like it could have been detected early to prevent such a tragic ...

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