Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: Sports and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy and Other Cardiomyopathies, and Myocarditis: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology (Sports Med Res)
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sports and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy and Other Cardiomyopathies, and Myocarditis: 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 3: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy and Other Cardiomyopathies, and Myocarditis: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology

Barry J. Maron, James E. Udelson, Robert O. Bonow, Rick A. Nishimura, Michael J. Ackerman, N.A. Mark Estes III, Leslie T. Cooper, Jr, Mark S. Link, Martin S. Maron, 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.0000000000000239

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 4th document of 15 scientific statements. “Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a major focus of this document given that it is the single most common cause of sudden death.” The document includes recommendations throughout.



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