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Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes - What Can be Done?

Ghosh, Joydeep (2006) Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes - What Can be Done? [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

Sudden death in athletes is a rare event but brings with it an impact that goes beyond sport. There are many causes of sudden death during exercise. While the responsibility of preventing or treating them lays with us physicians, preparticipation screening is largely ineffective and impractical. Definitive, large scale prospective research is required in order to design the most cost-effective system for screening of athletes. In the meanwhile rapid access to defibrillators by trained personnel remains the best possible approach to abort sudden death.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:sudden cardiac death; exercise; athletes
Subjects:JOURNALS > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
ID Code:4808
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology, Journal
Deposited On:05 Oct 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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