Elite Tennis Player with a Complete Atrio-Ventricular Block
This young elite tennis player, 14 years old, was referred for cardiologic evaluation in our Institute (in the year 1977) because of a second-degree atrio-ventricular (AV) block, type 1 observed on resting 12-lead ECG, performed at preparticipation screening. No known cardiovascular disease or symptoms (such as syncope, pre-syncope or dizziness and palpitations) were referred in the medical history. Family history was negative for known cardiovascular disease or sudden death.
KeywordsTrained Athlete Cardiologic Evaluation Preparticipation Screening Athletic Conditioning Incremental Atrial Pace
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