By Aaron L. Baggish, MD, Jonathan A. Drezner, MD, Jonathan H. Kim, MD, MSc, Matthew W. Martinez, MD, Jordan M. Prutkin, MD, MHS The SARS-Coronavirus-2 (COVID-19) pandemic brought the global world of sports to a staggering halt. In unprecedented fashion and with few exceptions, professional leagues, mass participation endurance events, and youth sport around […]
Counselling athletes with cardiac arrhythmias and conduction abnormalities based on the AHA/ACC recommendations.
Implementing black and white guidelines on a grey clinical field. By Wouter van Everdingen, MD, Prabath Lodewijks, MD, and Tijmen van Assen, MD PhD Recently the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) created a combined taskforce to define eligibility and disqualification recommendations for competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities.1 Recommendations were given for several cardiovascular […]
A risk of leaving players to lie on the ground without medical attention – death.
By Dr Efraim Kramer As medical professionals, we have a duty to care for the sporting ill and/or injured. The health and welfare of those on the field of play is primary and paramount. What Mr Mourinho, as a commercially successful, highly motivated and acknowledged coach sometimes seems to deny is that sportsmen and women […]
Practical application of cardiac research: the way forward, for BOTH general medicine and sports medicine
Cardiology is a hot topic in sports medicine at the moment and also remains of major interest in the general medical field. As an example, Jessica Orchard received the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) National Best General Practice Research Article in Australian Family Physician (AFP) Award, 2015. Together with co-authors from The University […]
Triathlon Fatalities Aren’t Going Away
By Lawrence L. Creswell, MD @athletesheart Athlete fatalities at multisport events around the world continue to receive considerable media attention. Although these incidents are uncommon, each is a tragedy for those involved. Within the triathlon community, the general problem of event-related fatalities is unsettling for athletes, families, race directors, venue owners, and governing bodies, alike. […]
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 […]
Summit on Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation in Athletes – Seattle, Feb 13-14, 2012
Guest blog by Jon Drezner, Sports Cardiology Senior Associate Editor A Summit on Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation in Athletes is being held in Seattle on February 13-14, 2012. The meeting is sponsored by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) in partnership with the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES), European Society of Cardiology Sports […]
TIME Magazine: Screening for Sudden Cardiac Death
This month TIME Magazine‘s website, picked up on BJSM’s IOC Issue – Screening for Sudden Cardiac Death. Read the article at TIME.com here. […]