By Dr. Tijmen van Assen, Wouter van Everdingen, and Prabath Lodewijks Recently the combined American Heart Association / American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) taskforces defined eligibility and disqualification recommendations for competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities . In this blog we discuss the recommendations of the task force concerning hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is the most common non-traumatic […]
Research into action – AED installed 3 months ago saves life!
Guest Blog by Jon Drezner – Sports Cardiology Senior Associate Editor I heard some amazing news today and still gathering the details. Last night at [anonymized] Middle School a 45 yo [anonymized] suffered sudden cardiac arrest during a basketball game. Witnesses pulled the AED off the wall, delivered two shocks before EMS arrived, and the patient […]
Guest Blog – Sports Cardiology by Dr Jon Drezner
This week in Circulation, Dr. Eloi Marijon and colleagues from France published their findings on sports-related sudden death. This 5-year prospective observational study is an impressive achievement and also has a number of important findings. How high is an athlete’s risk of SCD? Notably, the relative risk of sports-related sudden death was 4.5 times higher […]