Sudden cardiac death in young athletes

Basavarajaiah, Sandeep; Shah, Ajay; Sharma, Sanjay
March 2007
Heart;Mar2007, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p287
Academic Journal
The article discusses the incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes in Great Britain. Although regular exercise reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and subsequent SCD, a small, but notable proportion of athletes die suddenly. Most deaths are triggered by physical exertion. Inherited cardiomyopathies are the cause of most sudden cardiac death in young athletes.


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