The Complex Phenotype of the Athletes Heart: Implications for Pre-Participation Screening

Benjamin Brown, John Somauroo, Daniel Green, Matthew Wilson, Jonathan Drezner, Keith George, David Oxborough

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    ABSTRACT: Pre-participation screening is vital to exclude inherited cardiac conditions which have the potential to cause sudden cardiac death in seemingly healthy athletes. Recent research has questioned traditional theories of load-induced, dichotomous cardiac adaptation. We therefore considered whether a “one-size-fits-all” approach to screening can account for inter-individual differences brought about by sporting discipline, training volume, ethnicity, body size, sex and age.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)96-104
    JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017


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