Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: International Recommendations for Electrocardiographic Interpretation in Athletes. (Sports Med Res)
Monday, March 6, 2017

International Recommendations for Electrocardiographic Interpretation in Athletes.

International Recommendations for Electrocardiographic Interpretation in Athletes.

Sharma S, Drezner JA, Baggish A, Papadakis M, Wilson MG, Prutkin JM, La Gerche A, Ackerman MJ, Borjesson M, Salerno JC0, Asif IM, Owens DS, Chung EH, Emery MS, Froelicher VF, Heidbuchel H, Adamuz C, Asplund CA, Cohen G, Harmon KG, Marek JC, Molossi S, Niebauer J0, Pelto HF, Perez MV, Riding NR, Saarel T, Schmied CM, Shipon DM, Stein R, Vetter VL, Pelliccia A, Corrado D. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Feb 28;69(8):1057-1075. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.01.015.

In early 2015, ”an international group of experts in sports cardiology, inherited cardiac disease, and sports medicine convened…to update contemporary standards for ECG interpretation in athletes.” They sought “to define and revise ECG interpretation standards…and to develop a clear guide to the proper evaluation of ECG abnormalities in athletes”. The consensus statement covers normal ECG findings in athletes, borderline ECG findings in athletes, and abnormal ECG findings in athletes. The document includes several informative tables and figures.



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