Abstract session 2: Sudden Death, detection of athletes or patients at risk

Sunday, April 19, 2009 10:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M. Room ST CLOUD

2–1 Abstract 07–02

Early repolarization pattern in athletes with resuscitated cardiac arrest or sudden death

Luigi De Ambroggi1, Francesco Furlanello2, Valerio Giovinazzo2, Roberto Riccamboni3, Pierpaolo Lupo2, Sara Foresti2, Mario Pittalis2, Guido De Ambroggi2, Riccardo Cappato2

1University of Milan, IRCCS,Policlinico San Donato, Dept.Cardiology, San Donato Mil., Italy

2Centro Aritmologia-Elettrofisiologia, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Mil, Italy

3Centro della Salute, Baselga di Pine- Trento, Italy

Introduction Experimental investigations and recent clinical studies have suggested the potential arrhythmogenicity of the early repolarization (ER) electrocardiographic pattern.

Aim of the studyTo assess the prevalence of ER in a select group of competitive athletes without evidence of structural heart disease, who experienced resuscitated cardiac arrest (CA) or sudden death (SD) and in a large population of healthy athletes. We selected 21 subjects (19 CA, 2 SD; mean age...

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