© 2009

Sports Cardiology Casebook

  • Antonio Pelliccia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Hein Heidbüchel, Axel J.P. Urhausen
    Pages 1-8
  3. Nicole M. Panhuyzen-Goedkoop, Joep L.R.M. Smeets
    Pages 15-21
  4. A.W. Treusch, O. Oldenburg, T. Butz, A. Fründ, E. Oepangat, F. van Buuren et al.
    Pages 23-33
  5. Nicole M. Panhuyzen-Goedkoop, Joep L.R.M. Smeets
    Pages 35-40
  6. Nicole M. Panhuyzen-Goedkoop, Joep L.R.M. Smeets
    Pages 41-46
  7. Nicole M. Panhuyzen-Goedkoop, Joep L.R.M. Smeets
    Pages 47-55
  8. Pietro Delise, Giuseppe Allocca, Nadir Sitta, Leonardo Coro’, Massimo Bolognesi
    Pages 57-62
  9. Mats Börjesson, Mikael Dellborg
    Pages 63-67
  10. Alessandro Biffi, Laura Fiaccarini, Luisa Verdile
    Pages 69-75
  11. Fernando Maria Di Paolo, Filippo M. Quattrini, Cataldo Pisicchio, Roberto Ciardo, Antonio Pelliccia
    Pages 77-84
  12. Sandeep Basavarajaiah, Sanjay Sharma
    Pages 93-99
  13. Emanuele Guerra, Filippo M. Quattrini, Antonio Pelliccia
    Pages 101-109
  14. Luisa Verdile, Filippo M. Quattrini, Fernando Maria Di Paolo, Antonio Pelliccia
    Pages 111-117
  15. Elvira DeBlasiis, Fernando Maria Di Paolo, Antonio Pelliccia
    Pages 137-142

About this book


Sudden death in athletes engaged in competitive sports is a highly visible, emotionally charged and important public health issue. Substantial progress has occurred in this new area of cardiovascular medicine driven by the recent focus on the most effective and appropriate strategies for screening for the detection of otherwise unsuspected cardiovascular diseases. Detailed guidelines and consensus recommendations represent the criteria with which clinical decisions regarding management and eligibility/disqualification decisions must be decided. However, applying these guidelines is fraught with difficulty.

Sports Cardiology Casebook is an important contribution to the understanding of this important and growing area of medicine, compiling a number of practical experiences from international experts illustrating some of the dilemmas implicit in reaching difficult clinical decisions regarding appropriate management of athletes with underlying cardiovascular disease. This book represents a particularly useful addition to the literature for cardiologists, cardiac electrophysiologists and sports medicine physicians enabling them to understand the issues involved and assisting them in making clinical decisions based on the guidelines.


Sports Cardiology atrial fibrillation cardiology cardiovascular electrocardiogram (ECG) electrocardiogram (ECG) medicine prevention trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Pelliccia
    • 1
  1. 1.Ist. Medicina e Scienze dello SportUniversità di RomaRomaItaly

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