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Cardiology Management

Study: screening programmes unlikely to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in competitive sport

2017 21 Nov

New research suggests that screening programmes for cardiac conditions are not effective in preventing sudden cardiac arrest in competitive sport, and may prevent healthy athletes from participating. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that more than 80 percent sudden cardiac arrests in competitive sports could... Read more

Cardiology Management

Participation in Competitive Sports Okay for Athletes with ICD

2017 11 Jun

Findings from a four-year study of athletes with implantable defibrillators (ICDs) confirms that competitive sports may be okay for many of these athletes. The findings are published in the journal Circulation. ICDs are commonly used in patients with arrhythmia. The American Heart Association issued a scientific statement in 2015 advising that participating... Read more