Sudden cardiac death in athletes - what can be done?

Ghosh, Joydeep (2006) Sudden cardiac death in athletes - what can be done? Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 6 (3). pp. 139-141. ISSN 0972-6292

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Abstract

Sudden death in athletes is a rare event but brings with it an impact that goes beyond sport. There are many causes of sudden death during exercise. While the responsibility of preventing or treating them lays with us physicians, preparticipation screening is largely ineffective and impractical. Definitive, large scale prospective research is required in order to design the most cost-effective system for screening of athletes. In the meanwhile rapid access to defibrillators by trained personnel remains the best possible approach to abort sudden death.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sudden cardiac death; Exercise; Athletes
Subjects:-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Heart Arrest
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Death
Human Activities > Exercise
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Arrhythmia
Human Activities > Leisure Activities
ID Code:1600
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:13 June 2006

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