Rome (BBC): Olympic athletes should have tailored heart screening to check for life-threatening conditions before they can compete, a leading Italian doctor says. After running extensive tests on 2,354 elite athletes, he discovered six had potentially fatal disorders that disqualified them from taking part. His early findings were presented at a European Society of Cardiology meeting. But the British Heart Foundation (BHF) says screening is not yet precise enough to be offered routinely. Heart screening is designed to pick up abnormalities that could leave people at risk of sudden death.