Pre-participation cardiovascular evaluation for athletic participants to prevent sudden death: Position paper from the EHRA and the EACPR, branches of the ESC. Endorsed by APHRS, HRS, and SOLAECE.
Mont L, Pelliccia A, Sharma S, Biffi A, Borjesson M, Brugada Terradellas J, Carré F, Guasch E, Heidbuchel H, La Gerche A, Lampert R, McKenna W, Papadakis M, Priori SG, Scanavacca M, Thompson P, Sticherling C, Viskin S, Wilson M, Corrado D; Reviewers, Lip GY, Gorenek B, Blomström Lundqvist C, Merkely B, Hindricks G, Hernández-Madrid A, Lane D,, Boriani G, Narasimhan C, Marquez MF, Haines D, Mackall J, Manuel Marques-Vidal P, Corra U, Halle M, Tiberi M, Niebauer J, Piepoli M. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2016 Nov 4. pii: 2047487316676042. [Epub ahead of print]
“The purpose of the present position paper promoted by European Heart Rhythm Association and European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and endorsed by Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, Heart Rhythm Society, and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estimulacion Cardiaca y Electrofisiologia, is to review the scientific evidence regarding the appropriate diagnostic methods to identify the cardiac conditions at risk in the athletic population, discuss the role of the different tests in the context of pre-participation evaluation and, finally, offer the consensus opinions relative to the most efficient pre-participation screening to improve safe sport participation, according to the current scientific evidence and—if necessary—to update the last recommendations on this topic.”
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