Recommendations for participation in competitive sports of athletes with arterial hypertension: a position statement from the sports cardiology section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC)

Niebauer J, Börjesson M, Carre F, Caselli S, Palatini P, Quattrini F, Serratosa L, Adami PE, Biffi A, Pressler A, Schmied C, van Buuren F, Panhuyzen Goedkoop N, Solberg E, Halle M, La Gerche A, Papadakis M, Sharma S, Pelliccia A. Eur Heart J. 2018 Aug 24. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy511. [Epub ahead of print]

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This position statement is an update of the 2005 recommendations and offers guidance to physicians who must decide on the risk of an athlete during sport participation (amateur or professional). The document reviews proper classification, evaluation, risk stratification, and management.

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