Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 4: Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology
George F. Van Hare, Michael J. Ackerman, Juli-anne K. Evangelista, Richard J. Kovacs, Robert J. Myerburg, Keri M. Shafer, Carole A. Warnes, Reginald L. Washington, 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.0000000000000240
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 5th document of 15 scientific statements. This document discusses the how to screen athletes with congenital heart disease, the most common form of serious birth defect. The document includes recommendations throughout.