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Sudden cardiac death in athletes

Sudden cardiac death in athletes

Sport was the theme of 2012’s British Cardiovascular Society Conference, and Sanjay Sharma (professor at the CRY Inherited Cardiac Diseases and Sports Cardiology Unit, St Georges Hospital) spoke about sudden cardiac death in athletes.Christopher Burrell (consultant cardiologist at the Southwest Cardiothoracic Centre, Plymouth) caught him after the session to ask about the conditions which cause SCD, what to look out for on an athlete’s electrocardiogram or echocardiogram, and whether or not we should be screening.See also:Webcasts from all the sessions at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference 2012