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Recommendations for participation in competitive and leisure time sport in athletes with cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, and pericarditis: position statement of the Sport Cardiology Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC).

Pelliccia, A; Solberg, EE; Papadakis, M; Adami, PE; Biffi, A; Caselli, S; La Gerche, A; Niebauer, J; Pressler, A; Schmied, CM; et al. Pelliccia, A; Solberg, EE; Papadakis, M; Adami, PE; Biffi, A; Caselli, S; La Gerche, A; Niebauer, J; Pressler, A; Schmied, CM; Serratosa, L; Halle, M; Van Buuren, F; Borjesson, M; Carrè, F; Panhuyzen-Goedkoop, NM; Heidbuchel, H; Olivotto, I; Corrado, D; Sinagra, G; Sharma, S (2019) Recommendations for participation in competitive and leisure time sport in athletes with cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, and pericarditis: position statement of the Sport Cardiology Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC). Eur Heart J, 40 (1). pp. 19-33. ISSN 1522-9645 https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy730
SGUL Authors: Sharma, Sanjay

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Abstract

Myocardial diseases are associated with an increased risk of potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death/cardiac arrest during exercise, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, left ventricular non-compaction, arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, and myo-pericarditis. Practicing cardiologists and sport physicians are required to identify high-risk individuals harbouring these cardiac diseases in a timely fashion in the setting of preparticipation screening or medical consultation and provide appropriate advice regarding the participation in competitive sport activities and/or regular exercise programmes. Many asymptomatic (or mildly symptomatic) patients with cardiomyopathies aspire to participate in leisure-time and amateur sport activities to take advantage of the multiple benefits of a physically active lifestyle. In 2005, The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) published recommendations for participation in competitive sport in athletes with cardiomyopathies and myo-pericarditis. One decade on, these recommendations are partly obsolete given the evolving knowledge of the diagnosis, management and treatment of cardiomyopathies and myo-pericarditis. The present document, therefore, aims to offer a comprehensive overview of the most updated recommendations for practicing cardiologists and sport physicians managing athletes with cardiomyopathies and myo-pericarditis and provides pragmatic advice for safe participation in competitive sport at professional and amateur level, as well as in a variety of recreational physical activities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in European Heart Journal following peer review. The version of record Antonio Pelliccia, Erik Ekker Solberg, Michael Papadakis, Paolo Emilio Adami, Alessandro Biffi, Stefano Caselli, Andrè La Gerche, Josef Niebauer, Axel Pressler, Christian M Schmied, Luis Serratosa, Martin Halle, Frank Van Buuren, Mats Borjesson, Francois Carrè, Nicole M Panhuyzen-Goedkoop, Hein Heidbuchel, Iacopo Olivotto, Domenico Corrado, Gianfranco Sinagra, Sanjay Sharma; Recommendations for participation in competitive and leisure time sport in athletes with cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, and pericarditis: position statement of the Sport Cardiology Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), European Heart Journal, Volume 40, Issue 1, 1 January 2019, Pages 19–33 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy730
Keywords: 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine And Haematology, Cardiovascular System & Hematology
SGUL Research Institute / Research Centre: Academic Structure > Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute (MCS)
Journal or Publication Title: Eur Heart J
ISSN: 1522-9645
Language: eng
Dates:
DateEvent
1 January 2019Published
14 December 2018Published Online
20 October 2018Accepted
Publisher License: Publisher's own licence
PubMed ID: 30561613
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URI: http://openaccess.sgul.ac.uk/id/eprint/110524
Publisher's version: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy730

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