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Electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes: the 'Seattle Criteria'.
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PMID:  23303758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading cause of death in athletes during sport. Whether obtained for screening or diagnostic purposes, an ECG increases the ability to detect underlying cardiovascular conditions that may increase the risk for SCD. In most countries, there is a shortage of physician expertise in the interpretation of an athlete's ECG. A critical need exists for physician education in modern ECG interpretation that distinguishes normal physiological adaptations in athletes from abnormal findings suggestive of pathology. On 13-14 February 2012, an international group of experts in sports cardiology and sports medicine convened in Seattle, Washington, to define contemporary standards for ECG interpretation in athletes. The objective of the meeting was to develop a comprehensive training resource to help physicians distinguish normal ECG alterations in athletes from abnormal ECG findings that require additional evaluation for conditions associated with SCD.
Jonathan A Drezner; Michael John Ackerman; Jeffrey Anderson; Euan Ashley; Chad A Asplund; Aaron L Baggish; Mats Börjesson; Bryan C Cannon; Domenico Corrado; John P Difiori; Peter Fischbach; Victor Froelicher; Kimberly G Harmon; Hein Heidbuchel; Joseph Marek; David S Owens; Stephen Paul; Antonio Pelliccia; Jordan M Prutkin; Jack C Salerno; Christian M Schmied; Sanjay Sharma; Ricardo Stein; Victoria L Vetter; Mathew G Wilson
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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    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, , Seattle, Washington, USA.
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