Testing Athletic Populations

  • David E. Price
  • Eric T. Warren
  • Russell D. White

Exercise is important in promoting a low-risk lifestyle and research continues to show its beneficial effects on cardiovascular health [1]. Athletes are known for their cardiopulmonary fitness and low incidence of cardiovascular disease. However, athletes may still develop coronary artery disease (CAD), arrhythmias, or other cardiac problems that may remain silent until a life-threatening event occurs. These tragic events, although rare, often prompt questions in the public and media about the most effective screening methods to detect diseases responsible for sudden death in athletes.


Young Athlete Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Lactate Threshold Pretest Probability Trained Athlete 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David E. Price
    • 1
  • Eric T. Warren
    • 2
  • Russell D. White
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineCarolinas Medical Center – EastlandCharlotteUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family MedicineCarolinas Medical Center –,EastlandCharlotteUSA
  3. 3.Department of Community and Family MedicineUniversity of Missouri–Kansas City, Truman Medical Center LakewoodKansas CityUSA

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