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Pre-competition cardiac screening in professional handball players - setting up at the EHF European Handball Championship 2010 in Austria.
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PMID:  21953430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In many sports, regular cardiac screening for exercise-associated sudden cardiac death is still not provided. To set up the current situation in top-skilled handball players qualified for the 2010 European Handball Championship in Austria, a standardised questionnaire was sent to every team. The fact that only 42.7% of the players returned the questionnaire may lead to the conclusion that the awareness of the problem is quite low. However, 82% of these players have been screened according to current recommendations. Half of the teams were screened inhomogeneously: 5 players (4.1%) have not been screened within the last years, 1 athlete (0.8%) was screened without an ECG. While 69% of the athletes got their first screening only after the age of 18, 16 players (13.1%) never went through a specific screening ever. We identified 17 athletes (13.9%) with a highly suspicious history, 2 of them (1.6%) never underwent a medical screening at all.
Reinhard Geyer; Hans-Georg Predel; Thomas Wolber; Klaus-Peter Mellwig; Christian Schmied
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Title:  Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)     Volume:  161     ISSN:  1563-258X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8708475     Medline TA:  Wien Med Wochenschr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  387-393     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Vernacular Title:
Kardiale Vorsorgeuntersuchung bei professionellen Handball Spielern - Standortbestimmung im Rahmen der EHF Handball Europameisterschaft 2010 in Österreich.
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