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Sudden death in athletes.
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PMID:  22783778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Sudden cardiac death in an athlete is a rare and heartrending event, often occurring in the absence of warning symptoms. The causes of sudden cardiac death in athletes are age dependent and demonstrate a degree of geographical variation. Pre-participation screening is recommended by both the European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association although there is no consensus regarding the utilisation of an electrocardiogram. This article will review the aetiology of sudden cardiac death and will present the evidence for pre-participation screening.
Authors:
Vimal Patel; Perry Elliott
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical medicine (London, England)     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1470-2118     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092853     Medline TA:  Clin Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The Heart Hospital, University College London.
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