TITLE

Sudden cardiac death in young athletes

AUTHOR(S)
Basavarajaiah, Sandeep; Shah, Ajay; Sharma, Sanjay
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Heart;Mar2007, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p287
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
24399471

 

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