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Athlete with a Device: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators and Pacemakers

  • Rachel Lampert
  • J. Philip Saul
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Abstract

WK is a former collegiate varsity basketball player at Pepperdine University who at age 19 had a frank syncopal spell while running during practice. Cardiologic evaluation demonstrated unequivocal hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and an internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) was implanted. There was no family history of sudden cardiac death (SCD).

Keywords

Ventricular Arrhythmia Sudden Cardiac Death Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Sport Participation Competitive Sport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of CardiologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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