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Abnormal electrocardiographic findings in athletes: recognising changes suggestive of primary electrical disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23303761     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Cardiac channelopathies are potentially lethal inherited arrhythmia syndromes and an important cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes. Other cardiac rhythm and conduction disturbances also may indicate the presence of an underlying cardiac disorder. The 12-lead ECG is utilised as both a screening and a diagnostic tool for detecting conditions associated with SCD. Fundamental to the appropriate evaluation of athletes undergoing ECG is an understanding of the ECG findings that may indicate the presence of a pathological cardiac disease. This article describes ECG findings present in primary electrical diseases afflicting young athletes and outlines appropriate steps for further evaluation of these ECG abnormalities. The ECG findings defined as abnormal in athletes were established by an international consensus panel of experts in sports cardiology and sports medicine.
Jonathan A Drezner; Michael J Ackerman; Bryan C Cannon; Domenico Corrado; Hein Heidbuchel; Jordan M Prutkin; Jack C Salerno; Jeffrey Anderson; Euan Ashley; Chad A Asplund; Aaron L Baggish; Mats Börjesson; John P Difiori; Peter Fischbach; Victor Froelicher; Kimberly G Harmon; Joseph Marek; David S Owens; Stephen Paul; Antonio Pelliccia; Christian M Schmied; Sanjay Sharma; Ricardo Stein; Victoria L Vetter; Mathew G Wilson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of sports medicine     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1473-0480     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432520     Medline TA:  Br J Sports Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, , Seattle, Washington, USA.
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