Advances in Sports Cardiology supplement: 17 terrific open access articles!

17 fantastic articles from leading experts comprise BJSM’s Advances in Sports Cardiology supplement. From:

…Hot debates in US vs European approaches…

Ventricular arrhythmias, stress, and adaptations associated with endurance sports athletes …

To… Peripheral vascular structure and function in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy…

This supplement is packed with variety and quality.

What’s more — all articles are open access (thanks to Aspetar Hospital, Doha, Qatar).

and they are available online now.

Check it out here, or via the links below.




Advancing sports cardiology: blue sky thinking in Qatar. Bruce Hamilton, Mathew G Wilson, Hakim Chalabi. Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i1 Open Access

Sports cardiology: current updates and new directions. Mathew G Wilson, Jonathan A Drezner. Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i2-i4 Open Access

Cardiac screening: time to move forward! Mats Borjesson, Jonathan Drezner. Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i4-i6 Open Access

Standardised criteria for ECG interpretation in athletes: a practical tool. Jonathan A Drezner. Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i6-i8 Open Access


Current updates


Debate: challenges in sports cardiology; US versus European approaches. Bruce Hamilton, Benjamin D Levine, Paul D Thompson, Gregory P Whyte, Mathew G Wilson Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i9-i14 Open Access

Aetiology of sudden cardiac death in sport: a histopathologist’s perspective. Mary N Sheppard Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i15-i21 Open Access

Impact of ethnicity upon cardiovascular adaptation in competitive athletes: relevance to preparticipation screening. Michael Papadakis, Mathew G Wilson, Saqib Ghani, Gaelle Kervio, Francois Carre, Sanjay Sharma. Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i22-i28 Open Access

The endurance athletes heart: acute stress and chronic adaptation. Keith George, Greg P Whyte, Danny J Green, David Oxborough, Rob E Shave, David Gaze, John Somauroo Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i29-i36 Open Access

Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter in athletes. Naiara Calvo, Josep Brugada, Marta Sitges, Lluis MontBr J Sports Med 2012;46 i37-i43 Open Access

Ventricular arrhythmias associated with long-term endurance sports: what is the evidence? Hein Heidbuchel, David L Prior, Andre La Gerche. Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i44-i50 Open Access


New directions


Significance of deep T-wave inversions in asymptomatic athletes with normal cardiovascular examinations: practical solutions for managing the diagnostic conundrum. M G Wilson, S Sharma, F Carre, P Charron, P Richard, R O’Hanlon, S KPrasad, H Heidbuchel, J Brugada, O Salah, M Sheppard, K P George, G Whyte, B Hamilton, H Chalabi. Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i51-i58 Open Access

Advising a cardiac disease gene positive yet phenotype negative or borderline abnormal athlete: Is sporting disqualification really necessary? Pascale Richard, Isabelle Denjoy, Veronique Fressart, Mathew G. Wilson, Francois Carre, Philippe Charron Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i59-i68 Open Access

Imaging focal and interstitial fibrosis with cardiovascular magnetic resonance in athletes with left ventricular hypertrophy: implications for sporting participation. Deirdre F Waterhouse, Tevfik F Ismail, Sanjay K Prasad, Mathew G Wilson, Rory O’Hanlon. Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i69-i77 Open Access

Performance enhancing drug abuse and cardiovascular risk in athletes: implications for the clinician. Peter J Angell, Neil Chester, Nick Sculthorpe, Greg Whyte, Keith George, John Somauroo. Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i78-i84 Open Access

Emergency cardiac care in the athletic setting: from schools to the Olympics. Brett Toresdahl, Ron Courson, Mats Borjesson, Sanjay Sharma, Jonathan Drezner. Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i85-i89 Open Access


Original articles


Do big athletes have big hearts? Impact of extreme anthropometry upon cardiac hypertrophy in professional male athletes. Nathan R Riding, Othman Salah, Sanjay Sharma, Francois Carre, Rory O’Hanlon, Keith P George, Bruce Hamilton, Hakim Chalabi, Gregory P Whyte, Mathew G Wilson. Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i90-i97 Open Access

Peripheral vascular structure and function in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Nicola Jayne Rowley, Daniel J Green, Keith George, Dick H J Thijssen, David Oxborough, Sanjay Sharma, John D Somauroo, Julia Jones, Nabeel Sheikh, Greg Whyte Br J Sports Med 2012;46 i98-i103 Open Access


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