Sports Cardiology

Exercise in health and cardiovascular disease

  • R. H. Fagard
  • I. E. Bekaert

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Athlete’s Heart

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. I. Bekaert
      Pages 3-11
    3. R. Campbell
      Pages 23-32
    4. H. Ector, J. Bourgois, M. Verlinden, L. Hermans, E. Van den Eynde, R. Fagard et al.
      Pages 33-40
    5. P. Zeppilli, N. Aspromonte
      Pages 41-45
    6. R. Fagard, I. Bekaert
      Pages 54-57
    7. T. Gillebert, F. Rademakers, D. Brutsaert
      Pages 70-84
    8. J. Roelandt, P. Verdouw, H. Rijsterborgh, J. Hartog
      Pages 85-91
    9. L. Meloni, P. Bonomo, A. Cherchi
      Pages 92-96
    10. G. Di Pasquale, G. Pinelli, G. Manini, M. Dondi, C. Corbelli, R. Tencati et al.
      Pages 112-118
    11. R. Fiocchi, R. Fagard, L. Vanhees, E. Bielen, A. Amery
      Pages 129-135
  3. Exercise in Healthy Subjects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. G. De Backer, M. Kornitzer, J. Sobolski, M. Dramaix, S. Degre, H. Denolin
      Pages 145-150
    3. B. Davies, W. D. Ashton, D. J. Rowlands
      Pages 151-157
  4. Exercise in Cardiovascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. L. Vanhees, R. Fagard, R. Grauwels, H. De Geest, A. Amery
      Pages 175-180
    3. L. Maciel, O. Costa, A. Oliveira, F. Sepulveda, M. Espiga Macedo, A. Falcāo De Freitas
      Pages 188-194
    4. R. Fagard, J. Staessen, L. Vanhees, A. Amery
      Pages 195-204
    5. L. Van Der Hauwaert
      Pages 205-213
  5. Exercise and Sudden Death

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. J. Pool
      Pages 223-227
    3. R. Northcote
      Pages 228-239
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-246

About this book


Participation in athletics at both the recreational and competitive levels has grown enormously over the last decade, and now involves a substantial segment of the population of many countries, particularly those in Europe and North America. This change in the life-style of many individuals has been accompanied by the desire and necessity on the part of physicians to define the consequences of chronic athletic training and competition to the participant. Coincident with the of public interest in sporting competition has been the evolution and growth development of new non-invasive technologies in cardiology (such as M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiography and radionuclide angiography) which have permitted investigators to study directly and more precisely the morphology and function of the heart and cardiovascular system. Hence, over the past several years our knowledge has been greatly enhanced with regard to the features of the normal 'athlete heart' and the relationship of athletic conditioning to preexistent cardiovascular disease, as well as the causes of sudden death in athletes. The present treatise on 'Sports cardiology: Exercise in Health and Cardio­ vascular Disease' is an impressive reference document which is also timely. It fulfills an important role in summarizing most of the available data that has been accumulated over the last 10 years in a large number of athletes participating in a variety of different sports. Drs. I. Bekaert and R.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. H. Fagard
    • 1
  • I. E. Bekaert
    • 2
  1. 1.Hypertension and Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Internal Medicine and Institute of Physical EducationUniversity of Leuven, University Hospital PellenbergPellenbergBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Cardiology and Cardiac RehabilitationGeneral Hospital Sint JozefTurnhoutBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8390-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4257-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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