Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 5: Valvular Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology
Robert O. Bonow, Rick A. Nishimura, Paul D. Thompson, James E. Udelson, 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.0000000000000241
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 6th document of 15 scientific statements. This document discusses the athletic participation for individuals with valvular heart disease. The document includes recommendations throughout.