Author(s): Luckstead EF Sr
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Abstract Accurate assessment of the cardiac system in pediatric and adolescent youth is important. The hemodynamic demands associated with exercise, training, and sport participation are usually positive and beneficial; however, when an underlying cardiac problem exists, it is imperative that such cardiac problems be identified. Safe sport-related cardiac participation guidelines should be provided for young athletes and their families and coaches. This chapter provides a physician perspective on the recognition and current cardiac management considerations for young athletes participating in both static and dynamic types of sports. The most recent guidelines for hypertension in youth are also provided.
This article was published in Pediatr Clin North Am
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology