Published in Cardiovascular Week, January 12th, 2004
"The prevalence of sudden death in athletes was two-and-a-half times that in nonathletes. Sport activity increases the risk of sudden death because effort facilitates cardiac arrest in people bearing hidden cardiac defects. Therefore, identification of concealed diseases should be mandatory in order to rule out affected patients from sport eligibility," said Gaetano Thiene, MD, from the University of Padua,...
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