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Murray makes heart test call

Murray has called for regular heart screenings in wake of Muamba cardiac arrest. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Murray has called for regular heart screenings in wake of Muamba cardiac arrest. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Andy Murray has called for regular heart screenings in tennis and other sports following the cardiac arrest suffered by Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba on Saturday.

Muamba is showing signs of recovery at The London Chest Hospital. But Murray, currently preparing for the Miami Masters, told MSN Sport: “I think it’s time in almost all sports [that] everybody should have screenings before they can compete.

“With all the pressure and stress of sport you have no idea how much you are pushing yourself. I think it’s something that’s just got to be done.”

The 24-year-old Scot also revealed that he has his heart checked independently on a regular basis, something he believes should be compulsory.

 

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