Chapter 6. Sports Cardiology

  1. Professor Martin P. Schwellnus MBBCh, MSc, MD
  1. Christos Kasapis MD1 and
  2. Paul D. Thompson MD2

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch6

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

How to Cite

Kasapis, C. and Thompson, P. D. (2009) Sports Cardiology, in Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (ed M. P. Schwellnus), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch6

Editor Information

  1. UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  2. 2

    Preventive Cardiology & The Athletes' Heart Program, Division of Cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156370

Online ISBN: 9781444300635

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Keywords:

  • cardiovascular response to exercise and exercise training;
  • athlete's heart or athletic heart syndrome;
  • cardiovascular risks of exercise and sudden cardiac death;
  • cardiovascular diseases in athletes and eligibility recommendations;
  • left bundle branch block (LBBB);
  • inherited channelopathies and arrhythmia syndromes;
  • preparticipation screening in young competitive athletes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cardiovascular response to exercise and exercise training

  • Athlete's heart

  • Cardiovascular risks of exercise and sudden cardiac death

  • Cardiovascular diseases in athletes and eligibility recommendations

  • Preparticipation screening in young competitive athletes

  • Specific considerations in athletes

  • Future directions

  • References