Sports Cardiology

From Diagnosis to Clinical Management

  • Massimo Fioranelli
  • Gaetano Frajese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Cadiovascular Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Semeiology

      1. Milena Leo, Francesco Perna, Roberto Leo, Massimo Fioranelli
        Pages 3-13
    3. Noninvasive Cardiovascular Diagnostics

      1. Francesco Perna
        Pages 15-29
      2. Vittoria Rizzello, Massimo Fioranelli
        Pages 31-70
      3. Ombretta Martinelli, Luigi Irace, Paolo Gozzo
        Pages 71-74
      4. Leda Galiuto, Gabriella Locorotondo, Elisa Fedele
        Pages 87-100
      5. Nishant R. Shah, Eduardo A. Hernandez, J. Alberto Lopez, Warren H. Moore
        Pages 101-108
    4. Invasive Cardiovascular Diagnostics

      1. Stefano Tonioni, Carlo Gonnella, Fabrizio D’Errico
        Pages 109-112
      2. Stefano Tonioni, Carlo Gonnella, Fabrizio D’Errico, Maria Antonietta Carbone
        Pages 113-117
      3. Stefano Tonioni, Carlo Gonnella, Emiliano Pica
        Pages 119-124
      4. Italo Porto, Rocco Vergallo, Maddalena Piro, Bruno Pironi, Massimo Fioranelli
        Pages 125-137
      5. Caterina Bisceglia, Valentina Boccadamo
        Pages 139-146
  3. Clinical Cardiology in the Athlete

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Syncope

      1. Caterina Bisceglia, Maddalena Piro
        Pages 149-154
    3. Cardiac Arrhythmias

      1. Caterina Bisceglia, Augusto Mazzetti
        Pages 179-183
      2. Luigi Sciarra, Antonella Sette, Annamaria Martino, Alessandro Fagagnini, Lucia de Luca, Ermenegildo de Ruvo et al.
        Pages 185-189
      3. Luigi Sciarra, Marco Rebecchi, Annamaria Martino, Ermenegildo de Ruvo, Lucia de Luca, Claudia Tota et al.
        Pages 191-196
    4. Sudden Cardiac Death

      1. Enrica Mariano, Armando Passeri, Massimo Fioranelli
        Pages 197-205
      2. Caterina Bisceglia, Maddalena Piro
        Pages 207-219
      3. Enrica Mariano, Maria Bianchi, Antonio Lucifero, Fiorella Caranci
        Pages 221-227
      4. Giuseppe Picciolo
        Pages 229-237
      5. Ombretta Martinelli, Luigi Irace, Paolo Gozzo
        Pages 247-257
    5. Sports Practice for Individuals with Heart Diseases

    6. Cardiac Rehabilitation

      1. Mara Piccoli, Giovanna Giubilato
        Pages 309-317
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 319-321

About this book


This comprehensive reference textbook examines in detail physiological and pathophysiological aspects of the cardiovascular system and cardiovascular disease in the sporting population. In the first part of the book, the non-invasive and invasive diagnostic techniques employed in cardiology are systematically reviewed, with explanation of their indications and clinical utility. The second, more extensive part is devoted to clinical cardiology and covers the great majority of cardiological problems encountered among athletes and other sportsmen and -women. Syncope, cardiac arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death are extensively addressed, and guidance is provided on sports practice for individuals with different forms of heart disease. Cardiologic rehabilitation is discussed, and attention is also paid to the legal implications of diagnosed or unsuspected cardiovascular diseases for sportspeople.

Sports Cardiology will be an invaluable resource for trainee and experienced health care professionals, including in particular cardiologists and sports medicine physicians. It will provide the knowledge required in order to make critical decisions regarding eligibility, thereby preventing tragic events and especially sudden death – the most devastating occurrence in sport.


Arrhythmias Athlete Cardiovascular rehabilitation Sudden death Syncope

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Fioranelli
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gaetano Frajese
    • 3
  1. 1.Casa di Cura Mater DeiRomeItaly
  2. 2.“Guglielmo Marconi” UniversityRomeItaly
  3. 3.Postgraduate School in Sports Medicine“Tor Vergata” UniversityRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia Srl. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2774-9
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2775-6
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