Although disturbing, SCD in athletes fortunately remains an infrequent event. Numerous CV diseases have been associated with increased risk; however, the correct identification of these conditions remains difficult. Screening methods, including echocardiography, are currently available, but remain limited largely by cost and the low incidence of these disorders in the screened population. Therefore, a thorough history and physical examination should be regularly performed on athletes, with meticulous evaluation of any abnormal findings. In addition, as more sensitive tests become available to identify at-risk individuals, regular testing should be performed to assess their utility.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine