By Javier S. Morales (MSc), Pedro L. Valenzuela (MSc), and Adrián Castillo García (MSc): @Fissac_es High performance sport is a focal point for the media, and sadly, cases of sudden death in elite athletes appear in the news with relative frequency. These news added to findings such as those of Pellicia et al. (2016), who reported an […]
Counselling athletes with cardiac arrhythmias and conduction abnormalities based on the AHA/ACC recommendations.
Implementing black and white guidelines on a grey clinical field. By Wouter van Everdingen, MD, Prabath Lodewijks, MD, and Tijmen van Assen, MD PhD Recently the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) created a combined taskforce to define eligibility and disqualification recommendations for competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities.1 Recommendations were given for several cardiovascular […]
World Heart Day: Promote physical activity for cardiovascular health!
By @exerciseworks Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s number one killer. It’s already responsible for 17.3 million deaths per year, and by 2030, expected to rise to 23 million deaths. This year, World Heart Day’s theme on September 29th, 2014 is creating heart-healthy environments. Join us in creating a healthier future for all. Help influence […]
E-letter: Pre-participation screening in competitive athletes in Portugal
This E-letter is in response to ECG As A Part of the Pre-Participation Screening Programme: An Old an Still Present International Dilemma (Abstract) Pre-participation screening in competitive athletes in Portugal has been compulsory for more than 40 years. Yearly ECG was introduced in the screening at about the same time as in Italy, for all athletes evaluated […]