Cardiovascular screening of young athletes with electrocardiography in the UK: at what cost?

Br J Cardiol 2017;24:(1)doi:10.5837/bjc.2017.002 Leave a comment
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The promotion of exercise as a positive and powerful health intervention has never been more important, when consideration is given to the global epidemic of disease states related to a sedentary lifestyle. However, intensive exercise may be a trigger for sudden cardiac death in individuals harbouring quiescent cardiovascular diseases. Indeed, hereditary and congenital abnormalities of the heart are the most common cause of non-traumatic death during sport in young athletes.1 

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