cardiovascular evaluation for athletic participants to prevent sudden death:
Position paper from the EHRA and the EACPR, branches of the ESC. Endorsed by
Mont L, Pelliccia A,
Sharma S, Biffi A, Borjesson M, Brugada Terradellas J, Carré F, Guasch E,
Heidbuchel H, La Gerche A, Lampert R, McKenna W, Papadakis M, Priori SG,
Scanavacca M, Thompson P, Sticherling C, Viskin S, Wilson M, Corrado D;
Reviewers, Lip GY, Gorenek B, Blomström Lundqvist C, Merkely B, Hindricks G,
Hernández-Madrid A, Lane D,, Boriani G, Narasimhan C, Marquez MF, Haines D,
Mackall J, Manuel Marques-Vidal P, Corra U, Halle M, Tiberi M, Niebauer J,
Piepoli M. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2016 Nov 4. pii: 2047487316676042. [Epub ahead
of print]
“The purpose of the
present position paper promoted by European Heart Rhythm Association and European
Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and endorsed by Asia
Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, Heart Rhythm Society, and Sociedad
Latinoamericana de Estimulacion Cardiaca y Electrofisiologia, is to review the
scientific evidence regarding the appropriate diagnostic methods to identify
the cardiac conditions at risk in the athletic population, discuss the role of
the different tests in the context of pre-participation evaluation and,
finally, offer the consensus opinions relative to the most efficient
pre-participation screening to improve safe sport participation, according to
the current scientific evidence and—if necessary—to update the last
recommendations on this topic.”