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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 35-40

Preparticipation screening of athletic participant: A proposal for the cardiologist

1 Department of Cardiology, Izmir Kemalpasa State Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
2 Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey
3 Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, İzmir, Turkey
4 Coni Istituto di Medicina e Scienza dello Sport, Rome, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ebru Ipek Turkoglu
Department of Cardiology, Izmir Kemalpasa State Hospital, İzmir 35170
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJCA.IJCA_11_20

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Hence, the sudden cardiac death (SCD) in sports activity is a rare event, it affects the community deeply. To prevent the SCD on the athletic field, screening of athletic participants is necessary. Lack of randomised controlled trials in sports-cardiology makes the decision-making process hard for the physician. Hereby, a screening model including a family and personal history, an appropriate physical examination of the athlete and 12-lead electrocardiogram, is proposed for athletic participants based on a review of current literature and in accord with the European recommendations.

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