Preparticipation Screening of Young Athletes: Why Still Open Questions on Performing an Electrocardiogram?
|Cesare de Gregorio*|
|Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University Hospital of Messina, Messina, Italy|
|Corresponding Author :||Dr. Cesare de Gregorio, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiology and Sports Medicine
Cardiology Unit Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Messina
Via Consolare Valeria, 98125 – Messina, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received November 26, 2012; Accepted November 28, 2012; Published November 30, 2012|
|Citation: de Gregorio C (2012) Preparticipation Screening of Young Athletes: Why Still Open Questions on Performing an Electrocardiogram? J Clin Exp Cardiolog 3:e117. doi:10.4172/2155-9880.1000e117|
|Copyright: © 2012 de Gregorio C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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Sudden cardiac death of a young athlete has a tremendous impact on the public attentiveness and the medical community as well, because it is hardly acceptable that trained and healthy individuals might die suddenly. Over the last years, questions have arisen on whether this occurrence could be prevented by a proper medical screening. This article deals with some aspects of ECG-implementation in preparticipation screening protocols.