Sudden Cardiac Death in Competitive Athletes
Over the past 15–20 years there has been heightened awareness that highly trained young individuals participating in competitive sporting activities may harbor underlying structural cardiovascular disease . The fact that many such athletes may have partecipated at exceptionally high levels of excellence for long period of time with severe cardiovascular malformations has intrigued investigators and the lay public . Recognition that athletic field catastrophes may be due to a variety of detectable cardiovascular lesions has also stimulated intense interest in preparticipation screening [2–5], as well as issues related to criteria for disqualification and eligibility .
KeywordsSudden Death Left Main Coronary Artery Mitral Valve Prolapse Young Athlete Aortic Valve Stenosis
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