Clinical and genetic aspects of sudden cardiac death in the practice of sports medicine [electronic resource] / Lynne Millar, Nabeel Sheikh, Sanjay Sharma.

Millar, Lynne.
San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool, c2012.
1 online resource (xii, 149 p.) : ill
Colloquium digital library of life sciences
Colloquium series on genomic and molecular medicine ; 2167-7859 # 2.
Colloquium series on genomic and molecular medicine, 2167-7859 ; # 2

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Cardiac arrest.
Cardiac arrest -- Genetic aspects.
Athletes -- Diseases.
Athletes -- Diseases -- Genetic aspects.
Heart -- Abnormalities.
Heart -- Abnormalities -- Genetic aspects.
Medical subjects:
Heart Arrest.
Heart Arrest -- genetics.
Sports Medicine.
Heart Defects, Congenital.
Heart Defects, Congenital -- genetics.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of non-traumatic mortality in young (<35 years old) athletes, with recent data suggesting the incidence to be higher than what was previously estimated. The vast majority of deaths are caused by silent hereditary or congenital cardiac disorders. Over the last decade, advances in our understanding of both the genetic and clinical mechanisms underlying these conditions, particularly those associated with a structurally normal heart, have led to advances in diagnosis and management including interventions and lifestyle modifications that aim to minimize the risk of sudden cardiac death (SDC). Coupled with effective screening programs, other strategies such as emergency response planning and the use of automated external defibrillators have also emerged as strategies in preventing and treating sudden cardiac arrest. This book aims to provide an overview of the genetic and clinical aspects of SCD in young athletes, with particular emphasis on the specific issues related to diagnosis and management that these unique group of individuals pose to a physician. Specific diagnostic and management dilemmas will be illustrated through clinical cases and the most up-to-date guidelines regarding participation in sport outlined.
List of abbreviations
1. Introduction

2. Demographics and incidence

3. Physiology of the athlete's heart
3.1 Cardiovascular adaptation to exercise
3.2 Determinants of cardiovascular adaptation to exercise
3.3 The athlete's heart

4. Etiology
4.1 The cardiomyopathies
4.2 Valvular heart disease
4.3 Disorders of the aorta and coronary arteries
4.4 Primary electrical disorders of the heart
4.5 Acquired causes

5. Evaluation and management of an athlete
5.1 History
5.2 Physical examination
5.3 Investigations
5.4 Management

6. Pre-participation screening

7. Prevention and the role of automated external defibrillators

8. Summary
Author biography.
Part of: Colloquium digital library of life sciences.
Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on July 14, 2012).
Series from website.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-147).
Sheikh, Nabeel.
Sharma, Sanjay.
Other format:
Print version:
9781615043873 (electronic bk.)
9781615043866 (pbk.)
Publisher Number:
10.4199/C00062ED1V01Y201206GMM002 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.