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The Collapsed Athlete

  • Sanjeev Malik
  • George Chiampas
  • William O. Roberts
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Abstract

As the field of sports medicine has evolved and expanded, emergency preparedness has become a critical skill in the repertoire of the sideline physician. While the large majority of medical encounters are nonemergent and self-limited, both quick recognition and appropriate response to life-threatening conditions are critical to a favorable outcome in a collapsed athlete.

Keywords

Core Temperature Sudden Cardiac Arrest Automate External Defibrillator Advanced Cardiac Life Support Central Pontine Myelinolysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjeev Malik
    • 1
  • George Chiampas
  • William O. Roberts
  1. 1.Department of Emergency Medicine, Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

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