COVID-19 – Myocarditis and Return-to-play: Reflections and Recommendations from a Canadian Working Group
McKinney J, Connelly KA, Dorian P, Fournier A, Goodman JM, Grubic N, Isserow S, Moulson N, Philippon F, Pipe A, Poirier P, Taylor T, Thornton J, Wilkinson M, Johri AM. Can J Cardiol. 2020 Nov 25:S0828-282X(20)31108-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2020.11.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33248208; PMCID: PMC7688421.
The members of the Community and Athletic Cardiovascular Health Network (CATCHNet) and writing group for the Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Joint Position Statement on the Cardiovascular Screening of Competitive Athletes has offered recommendations related to returning to play after a patient has a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection. The authors provide background information about COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system. The document also includes a table that compares return-to-play recommendations following COVID-19 infection (Table 1).