and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With
Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 13: Commotio Cordis: A Scientific
Statement From the American Heart Association and American College of

Mark S. Link, N.A. Mark Estes III, Barry
J. 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.0000000000000249
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 14th document of 15
scientific statements. This document discusses commotio cordis, a distinct form
of cardiac contusion. The document includes 5 recommendations at the end of the