and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With
Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 15: Legal Aspects of Medical
Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations: A Scientific Statement From
the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology

Matthew J. Mitten, Douglas P. Zipes,
Barry J. Maron, William J. Bryant, 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.0000000000000251
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 final document of 15
scientific statements. This document discusses legal aspects of the prior