Asian Journal of Sports Medicine 2011. 2(2):120-122.

Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes
Dilip Patel

Abstract


The article by Halabchi et al. provides a comprehensive, thoughtful and balanced analysis of the literature on sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes. The article is unique in providing a special perspective for Asia as contrasted with those in Europe and the United States. This aspect is extremely important to recognize for the management of young athletes in different parts of the world.


     In the United States, the history and physical examination has been the standard of cardiovascular screening for competitive athletes, although several studies have questioned the efficacy of the screening history and physical examination  alone in identifying athletes at risk for cardiovascular adverse events.  


Keywords


Sudden Cardiac Death, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Athletes,

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