and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With
Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 12: Emergency Action Plans,
Resuscitation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Automated External
Defibrillators: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and
American College of Cardiology

Mark S. Link, Robert J. Myerburg, N.A.
Mark Estes III, 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.0000000000000248
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 13th document of 15
scientific statements. This document discusses the athletic participation and emergency
action plans, resuscitation, CPR, and automated external defibrillators. The
document includes 4 recommendations at the end of the document.