Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: Emergency Action Plans, Resuscitation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Automated External Defibrillators: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology (Sports Med Res)
Monday, November 16, 2015

Emergency Action Plans, Resuscitation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Automated External Defibrillators: 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 12: Emergency Action Plans, Resuscitation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Automated External Defibrillators: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology

Mark S. Link, Robert J. Myerburg, N.A. Mark Estes III, 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.0000000000000248

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 13th document of 15 scientific statements. This document discusses the athletic participation and emergency action plans, resuscitation, CPR, and automated external defibrillators. The document includes 4 recommendations at the end of the document.


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