Comments on the New International Criteria for Electrocardiographic Interpretation in Athletes

Publication date: Available online 18 September 2017 Source:Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition) Author(s): Luis Serratosa-Fernández, Domingo Pascual-Figal, María Dolores Masiá-Mondéjar, María Sanz-de la Garza, Zigor Madaria-Marijuan, Juan Ramón Gimeno-Blanes, Carmen Adamuz Sudden cardiac death is the most common medical cause of death during the practice of sports. Several structural and electrical cardiac conditions are associated with sudden cardiac death in athletes, most of them showing abnormal findings on resting electrocardiogram (ECG). However, because of the similarity between some ECG findings associated with physiological adaptations to exercise training and those of certain cardiac conditions, ECG interpretation in athletes is often challenging. Other factors related to ECG findings are race, age, sex, sports discipline, training intensity, and athletic background. Specific training and experience in ECG interpretation in athletes are therefore necessary. Since 2005, when the first recommendations of the European Society of Cardiology were published, growing scientific evidence has increased the specificity of ECG standards, thus lowering the false-positive rate while maintaining sensitivity. New international consensus guidelines have recently been published on ECG interpretation in athletes, which are the result of consensus among a group of experts in cardiology and sports medicine who gathe...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Research Study Source Type: research
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Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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