alexa [Usefulness of the ECG in the sports screening of footballers affiliated to a regional sports federation].


Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs

Author(s): Martn M, RodrguezReguero JJ, Calvo D, de la Torre A, Fernndez A,

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Abstract We report the results of a study carried out in 825 young football club members, all of whom underwent screening for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using a 12-lead ECG. Echocardiographic assessment was performed in only those with positive ECG results, as defined by the European Society of Cardiology. Echocardiography proved necessary in 61 (7\%) individuals with positive ECG findings, of whom 7 had echocardiographic findings indicative of left ventricular hypertrophy: five were in the "gray zone", 1 was judged to have athlete's heart, and one had been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In all these cases, ECG showed repolarization abnormalities, and 4 satisfied criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy.
This article was published in Rev Esp Cardiol and referenced in Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs

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