Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

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It is well recognized that exercise is one of the most powerful tools for improving health overall. Yet, for a small number of individuals who harbor cardiac conditions, exercise can sometimes be associated with the risk of sudden death, what is also called the exercise paradox. Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the most frequent medical cause of sudden death in athletes, and estimates vary widely based on the population.

The key in preventing and screening this population lies in the early diagnosis of individuals who may have underlying cardiac conditions, putting them at risk of cardiac arrhythmias and SCD. Read more.

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