Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Kirk Milhoan, MD on the risk of myocarditis in children and young adults: “A recent study on elite athletes out of the Big 10 showed that when they looked at the cardiac MRI of the elite athletes, around 50% had myocarditis that wasn’t known by symptoms but was seen on cardiac MRI. That puts them at risk for sudden death.” (2 minute video)
Update on 1/7/22: A few readers asked for verification of this statement by Dr. Milhoan. I was able to verify that he is a real pediatric cardiologist: Dr. Kirk A. Milhoan, MD | Kihei, HI | Pediatric Cardiologist | US News Doctors
However, I was not able to verify the actual study he was referring to. A reader found what I think is the correct study.
“RSNA study of COVID-19 and heart inflammation”
There is no mention of the vaccine in the study. Rather, if focuses on Covid-19 induced myocarditis. Dr. Milhoan may have misinterpreted the information or the clip was edited before we heard the full exchange. About half of the athletes who had myocarditis did not have symptoms…only cardiac MRI identified the problem.
n a search of Big 10 vaccine requirements, each team sets their own rules. So we don’t know who may have been vaccinated or not.