Symptoms Preceding Sports-Related Sudden Cardiac Death in Persons Aged 1-49 Years

Emma Ritsmer Stormholt, Jesper Svane, Thomas Hadberg Lynge, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen

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Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sports-related sudden cardiac death (Sr-SCD) is a leading natural cause of death in young athletes. To prevent Sr-SCD in athletes, it is important to identify individuals at risk. This review sought to summarize the current knowledge of symptoms prior to Sr-SCD in athletes aged 1-49 years.

RECENT FINDINGS: Cardiovascular screening of athletes is a subject of interest. However, the cost of ECG screening in a young population is relatively high compared to potential benefits, and systematic screening of athletes is heavily debated. In the background population, both cardiac and non-specific symptoms are often present prior to SCD. Both cardiac and non-specific symptoms are present in up to 74% prior to Sr-SCD. The main symptoms are syncope, chest pain, palpitations and dizziness. Knowledge of symptoms could potentially be used in combination with non-invasive prediction models to prevent Sr-SCD and treat athletes at risk.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)8
TidsskriftCurrent Cardiology Reports
Vol/bind23
Udgave nummer2
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 6 jan. 2021
Udgivet eksterntJa

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