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Sudden cardiac death athletes: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, August 2010
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Sudden cardiac death athletes: a systematic review
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BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, August 2010
DOI 10.1186/1758-2555-2-19
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Marcelo Ferreira, Paulo Roberto Santos-Silva, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Vitor E Valenti, Vanessa Crispim, Caio Imaizumi, Celso Ferreira Filho, Neif Murad, Adriano Meneghini, Andrés R Pérez Riera, Tatiana Dias de Carvalho, Luiz Carlos Marques Vanderlei, Erica E Valenti, José R Cisternas, Oseas F Moura Filho, Celso Ferreira


Previous events evidence that sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes is still a reality and it keeps challenging cardiologists. Considering the importance of SCD in athletes and the requisite for an update of this matter, we endeavored to describe SCD in athletes. The Medline (via PubMed) and SciELO databases were searched using the subject keywords "sudden death, athletes and mortality". The incidence of SCD is expected at one case for each 200,000 young athletes per year. Overall it is resulted of complex dealings of factors such as arrhythmogenic substrate, regulator and triggers factors. In great part of deaths caused by heart disease in athletes younger than 35 years old investigations evidence cardiac congenital abnormalities. Athletes above 35 years old possibly die due to impairments of coronary heart disease, frequently caused by atherosclerosis. Myocardial ischemia and myocardial infarction are responsible for the most cases of SCD above this age (80%). Pre-participatory athletes' evaluation helps to recognize situations that may put the athlete's life in risk including cardiovascular diseases. In summary, cardiologic examinations of athletes' pre-competition routine is an important way to minimize the risk of SCD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Singapore 1 1%
Unknown 81 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 21%
Student > Bachelor 17 20%
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Postgraduate 9 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 7 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 45 52%
Sports and Recreations 12 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 3%
Other 7 8%
Unknown 10 12%

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