Sudden death in athletes engaged in competitive sports is a highly visible, emotionally charged and important public health issue. Substantial progress has occurred in this new area of cardiovascular medicine driven by the recent focus on the most effective and appropriate strategies for screening for the detection of otherwise unsuspected cardiovascular diseases. Detailed guidelines and consensus recommendations represent the criteria with which clinical decisions regarding management and eligibility/disqualification decisions must be decided. However, applying these guidelines is fraught with difficulty.
Sports Cardiology Casebook is an important contribution to the understanding of this important and growing area of medicine, compiling a number of practical experiences from international experts illustrating some of the dilemmas implicit in reaching difficult clinical decisions regarding appropriate management of athletes with underlying cardiovascular disease. This book represents a particularly useful addition to the literature for cardiologists, cardiac electrophysiologists and sports medicine physicians enabling them to understand the issues involved and assisting them in making clinical decisions based on the guidelines.
Written for: Fellows, residents, and clinicians in cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiac imaging/nuclear cardiology and internal medicine; sports medicine physicians, emergency room physicians, rehabilitation professionals
- Sports Cardiology
A 27-year old professional cyclist with palpitations on effort. -Impaired performance in a master long-distance runner. -A 26-year old cyclist whit syncope on effort. -A 32-year old female soccer with unexplained syncope. -A 23-year top-level soccer player suffering of syncope on effort. -A 21-year old female beach volleyball player with palpitations and pre-syncope on effort. -A 49-year old male marathon runner with exercise induced prolonged palpitations. -A female cyclist with prolonged palpitations on effort. -The girl with systolic murmur on the left sternal border. -Elite Tennis Player With A Complete Atrio-Ventricular Block. -A young canoeist with an abnormal electrocardiogram. -ECG Repolarization Abnormalities in an African Descent Athlete: Pathologic or Physiologic finding ?. -A 16-year old female runner with prolonged QT interval. -Athlete with variable QTc interval and abnormal T wave pattern. -A young triathlete with unusual ST-segment elevation in precordial leads. -A 17 year old competitive soccer player with pre-excitation pattern on 12-lead ECG. -A symptomatic judoka with Wolff-Parkinson-White pattern. -A 35 year old competitive cyclist with frequent premature ventricular beats. -An athlete with ischemic pattern on exercise ECG. -A 17-year old national cyclist with exercise-induced ventricular tachycardia. -A 53 year old recreational jogger with atrial fibrillation. -Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in a professional cyclist. -A female soccer player with unusual fatigability and ventricular arrhythmia. -38-year-old marathon-runner with tricuspid valve regurgitation. -A young rower with an unusual left ventricular hypertrophy. -An elite athlete with controversial left ventricular hypertrophy...- A non-compaction cardiomyopathy or innocent LV trabeculation ? -A 31-year old male, recreational soccer player with "low risk" HCM.- Competitive cyclist suffering from myocardial infarction, willing to resume competitive sport. -A 32 year-old male soccer player with chest trauma. -Asymptomatic cyclist with stenosis of left main coronary artery. -Appendices 1 to 9.