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Position paper: proposal for a core curriculum for a European Sports Cardiology qualification.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22582328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sports cardiology is a new and rapidly evolving subspecialty. It aims to elucidate the cardiovascular effects of regular exercise and delineate its benefits and risks, so that safe guidance can be provided to all individuals engaging in sports and/or physical activity in order to attain the maximum potential benefit at the lowest possible risk. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) advocates systematic preparticipation cardiovascular screening in an effort to identify competitive athletes at risk of exercise-related cardiovascular events and sudden cardiac death. However, the implementation of preparticipation screening is hindered because of lack of structured training and as a result lack of sufficient expertise in the field of sports cardiology. In 2008 the European Society of Cardiology published a core curriculum for the general cardiologist, in which sports cardiology was incorporated within the topic 'Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology'. However, the exponential rise in knowledge and the growing demand for expertise in the field of sports cardiology dictates the need to systematically structure the knowledge base of sports cardiology into a detailed curriculum. We envisage that the curriculum would facilitate more uniform training and guideline implementation throughout Europe, and safeguard that evaluation and guidance of competitive athletes or individuals who wish to engage in leisure-time sports activities is performed by physicians with expertise in the field. The current manuscript provides a comprehensive curriculum for sports cardiology, which may serve as a framework upon which universities and national and international health authorities will develop the training, evaluation and accreditation in sports cardiology.
Hein Heidbuchel; Michael Papadakis; Nicole Panhuyzen-Goedkoop; François Carré; Dorian Dugmore; Klaus-Peter Mellwig; Hanne Kruuse Rasmusen; Erik E Solberg; Mats Borjesson; Domenico Corrado; Antonio Pelliccia; Sanjay Sharma;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Guideline; Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of preventive cardiology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  2047-4881     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Prev Cardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-12     Completed Date:  2014-04-15     Revised Date:  2014-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101564430     Medline TA:  Eur J Prev Cardiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  889-903     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Accreditation / standards
Attitude of Health Personnel
Cardiology / education*
Certification / standards
Clinical Competence / standards
Curriculum / standards
Education, Medical, Graduate / standards*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Sports Medicine / education*
Teaching / standards
Comment In:
Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2014 May;21(5):656-7   [PMID:  24396115 ]

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