Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: Classification of Sports: Dynamic, Static, and Impact: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology (Sports Med Res)
Monday, November 9, 2015

Classification of Sports: Dynamic, Static, and Impact: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology

Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 1: Classification of Sports: Dynamic, Static, and Impact: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology

Benjamin D. Levine, Aaron L. Baggish, Richard J. Kovacs, Mark S. Link, Martin S. Maron, Jere H. Mitchell, and on behalf of the American Heart Association Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and the American College of Cardiology
Circulation. 2015; published online before print November 2 2015, doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000237

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have released a series of scientific statements regarding eligibility and disqualification recommendation for competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities. This is the 2nd document of 15 scientific statements. This one discusses classifications of sports “based on the well-described hemodynamics of each different types exercise (static versus dynamic), as well as the apparent cardiac adaptation of athletes who compete in these sports, which reflect the chronic load on the cardiovascular system.”



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