…SPORTS CARDIOLOGY: LOWERING RISK IN ATHLETES is the winning cover for 2016! Thank you to everyone that voted. The IOC Exercise & Pregnancy in Athletes Expert Group issue came in a close second. We caught up with Dr. Jonathan Drezner, Editor of the Sports Cardiology issue, to ask him a few questions. BJSM: Congratulations! How do […]
Tag: sudden cardiac death
International Criteria for ECG Interpretation in Athletes- Top Ranked Journals Publish Consensus Guidelines
The new “International Criteria for ECG Interpretation in Athletes” consensus guidelines have been published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine and co-published in two prestigious cardiology journals, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the European Heart Journal. “This consensus guideline is a major milestone in the cardiovascular care of athletes,” said lead author and AMSSM past-president […]
Cardiovascular screening in athletes: time to refocus!
By Dave Siebert, MD, @DaveMSiebert When medical students learn about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), one fact often resonates as a shocking and tragic reality: it frequently first presents as sudden death. Yet HCM is just one of a heterogeneous list of pathologic structural and electrical cardiac disorders that can cause sudden death in athletes without prior warning. […]
Sudden cardiac death in sport: time to simplify the guidelines to base them on mechanism and collapse – not breathing assessment.
By Dr Jonathan Hanson (@SportsDocSkye) Another on field cardiac death in sport. Another debate about screening and medical care. The successful resuscitation of Premier League football player Fabrice Muamba in 2012, in stark contrast to the tragic death of Marc Vivian Foe 9 years earlier, broadcast the role of basic life support and early defibrillation […]
Sudden cardiac death and ECG screening in athletes: what I think juniors need to know!
Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Daniel Taylor-Sweet (@dtaylorsweet) Professional athletes are among the most fit on the planet and a group you would not likely associate with sudden cardiac death (SCD). However, each year many professional and amateur athletes alike die from SCD. An athlete dying of SCD […]
A risk of leaving players to lie on the ground without medical attention – death.
By Dr Efraim Kramer As medical professionals, we have a duty to care for the sporting ill and/or injured. The health and welfare of those on the field of play is primary and paramount. What Mr Mourinho, as a commercially successful, highly motivated and acknowledged coach sometimes seems to deny is that sportsmen and women […]
Commentary on UK Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine Position Statement
”Heart Safe” communities – Why public AEDs are a good idea By Steven Poon, MD, and Jonathan Drezner, MD, Center for Sports Cardiology, University of Washington Recently, the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM), an organization that promotes the specialist field of Sports and Exercise Medicine in the U.K., released a position statement in favor of […]
Automated External Defibrillators in Public Places: FSEM Position Statement
By Dr Zafar Iqbal & Prof John Somauroo @FSEM_UK Position statement Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a major cause of death in developed Western countries with an estimated 60,000 cases annually in the UK. Every week in the UK 12 young people under 35 years of age die from SCA due to undiagnosed cardiac conditions. In addition, […]
Fit to Live? Genotype-positive Phenotype-negative Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective – A BJSM blog series By Dr Christopher Speers At a recent Cardiac Conditions Clinic with Dr William Bradlow (Consultant Cardiologist) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, we reviewed a number of patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) and Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). These consultations produced numerous patient-centered exercise-related discussions, but […]
Practical application of cardiac research: the way forward, for BOTH general medicine and sports medicine
Cardiology is a hot topic in sports medicine at the moment and also remains of major interest in the general medical field. As an example, Jessica Orchard received the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) National Best General Practice Research Article in Australian Family Physician (AFP) Award, 2015. Together with co-authors from The University […]