Sudden death

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Bibliographic Details
Title translated into German:Der ploetzliche Tod
Author:Van Camp, Steven P.
Published in:Clinics in sports medicine
Published:11 (1992), 2 , S. 273-289, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
Language:English
ISSN:0278-5919
Keywords:
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Identification number:PU199209057382
Source:BISp

Abstract

Sudden death in athletes is a tragic, but fortunately infrequent, event. In young athletes (30 years old and younger) structural cardiovascular disease, often congenital, is usually responsible. Athletes over 30 years old who die suddenly are most frequently found to have severe atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. This article discusses the type of cardiovascular diseases underlying sudden death in athletes and approaches to preventing these tragedies. Verf.-Referat