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Articles tagged ‘athletes’

November 24, 2015

Green-light for some athletes with CVD to compete

For the first time, joint recommendations may permit participation in competitive sports for some athletes diagnosed with a specific type of arrhythmia, and for others with implanted rhythm devices according to a joint statement from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.1

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May 28, 2015

Olympic athletes at risk of multiple cardiac disorders

There is an unexpectedly high prevalence of cardiovascular conditions in athletes eligible for the summer and winter Olympic games, some of which were considered as very serious threats to health, according to research presented recently at EuroPRevent 2015.1

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December 20, 2013

New sports CV screening strategy is advocated

Echocardiography with conventional M-mode and 2D modalities is a simple and cost effective way to increases the accuracy of pre-participation sports screening, according to research presented recently at EuroEcho-Imaging 2013, held recently in Istanbul, Turkey.

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July 1, 2009

New efforts to prevent and treat arrhythmias associated with endurance sports

The benefits derived from competitive sports and endurance training comes with a real – even if rare – twist. Because, while most people will enjoy the benefits and pleasures of exercise, there are a few for whom regular athletic training will increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmias and even sudden death, especially among those in middle-age or with pre-existing cardiac diseases.

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