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.