Arrhythmias and Sudden Death in Athletes by Antonio Bayés de LunaArrhythmias and Sudden Death in Athletes by Antonio Bayés de Luna

Arrhythmias and Sudden Death in Athletes

byAntonio Bayés de LunaEditorF. Furlanello, B.J. Maron

Paperback | December 3, 2010

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With a Foreword by Juan Antonio Samaranch. Over the past several years, news media reports on sudden death in young, trained athletes have raised concern in both the medical community and the lay public. Although these events are tragic, they nevertheless bear little relation to the vast numbers of young athletes participating safely in a wide variety of sporting activities. However, the increasing interest and concern have also been instrumental in increased awareness and important research on this subject. Arrhythmias and Sudden Death in Athletes covers much of this scientific research. It describes the scope of the problem, provides classifications, suggests treatments and offers guidelines, all from both the American and the European points of view. This book will be most useful for sports medicine physicians, cardiologists, paediatricians and geriatricians as well as other health care personnel working in the field of sports medicine, and even coaches of sportsmen who may be exposed to sudden death. It will assist them in determining when an athlete is at risk for severe cardiovascular disease, or even sudden death and what should be done for the prevention of this sort of heart complication.
Title:Arrhythmias and Sudden Death in AthletesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pagesPublished:December 3, 2010Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Scope of the problem of sudden death in athletes: Definitions, epidemiology and socioeconomic implications; B.J. Maron. The Italian classification of different sports in relation to cardiovascular risk; A. Dal Monte. Classification of sports; J.H. Mitchell, et al. Cardiovascular causes and pathology of sudden death in athletes: The American experience; B.J. Maron. Pathology of sudden death in young athletes: The European experience; G. Thiene, et al. Markers and triggers of sudden death in athletes; M.T. Subirana, et al. Competitive athletes with arrhythmias: Classification, evaluation and treatment; F. Furlanello, et al. Arrhythmias in special situations; P. Ferrés, et al. Guidelines for competitive athletes with arrhythmias; T. Al-Sheikh, D.P. Zipes. Italian guidelines for competitive athletes with arrhythmias; A. Biffi, et al. Index.

Editorial Reviews

`This excellent short compilation speaks to the identification and management of potentially fatal cardiac problems that face athletes as well as practicing physicians, nurses, physician's assistant, and public health, school, university, and professional team administrators who are involved in sports medicine. Pertinent literature is well summarized. ...this book, with its many common-sense views and precise recommendations, is a "must have" for all those seriously involved in sports medicine.' New England Journal of Medicine, 344:7 (2001)