Electrocardiogram interpretation in the athlete.
Summary of "Electrocardiogram interpretation in the athlete."
The sudden death of a young athlete is a devastating event that impacts the lay public and medical community and has attracted efforts to screen for underlying cardiovascular diseases associated with sudden death in this population. Electrocardiography (ECG) screening has been shown to increase the sensitivity of finding structural heart diseases in competitive athletes. Recent research in diverse populations of athletes has led to refinements in ECG-interpretation standards designed to improve its diagnostic accuracy. This review summarizes relevant information regarding cardiovascular screening and ECG interpretation in athletes.
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 N.E. Pacific Street, 98195, Seattle, WA, USA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22782726
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00399-012-0179-9
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Size, shape, and length of ECG parts, including waves, intervals, duration, and segments. Some heart-related conditions can be characterized by specific set of electrocardiogram patterns.
Image Interpretation, Computer-assisted
Methods developed to aid in the interpretation of ultrasound, radiographic images, etc., for diagnosis of disease.
The separation or resolution of the psyche into its constituent elements. The term has two separate meanings: 1. a procedure devised by Sigmund Freud, for investigating mental processes by means of free association, dream interpretation and interpretation of resistance and transference manifestations; and 2. a theory of psychology developed by Freud from his clinical experience with hysterical patients. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 1996).
Female Athlete Triad Syndrome
A condition of competitive female athletes in which there are interrelated problems of EATING DISORDERS; AMENORRHEA; and OSTEOPOROSIS.
Angina Pectoris, Variant
A clinical syndrome characterized by the development of CHEST PAIN at rest with concomitant transient ST segment elevation in the ELECTROCARDIOGRAM, but with preserved exercise capacity.
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