Normal electrocardiographic findings

Recognising physiological adaptations in athletes

Jonathan A. Drezner, Peter Fischbach, Victor F. Froelicher, Joseph C. Marek, Antonio Pelliccia, Jordan M. Prutkin, Christian M. Schmied, Sanjay Sharma, Mathew G. Wilson, Michael John Ackerman, Jeffrey Anderson, Euan Ashley, Chad A. Asplund, Aaron L. Baggish, Mats Börjesson, Bryan C. Cannon, Domenico Corrado, John P. DiFiori, Kimberly G. Harmon, Hein Heidbuchel & 5 others David S. Owens, Stephen Paul, Jack C. Salerno, Ricardo Stein, Victoria L. Vetter

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Abstract

Electrocardiographic changes in athletes are common and usually reflect benign structural and electrical remodelling of the heart as a physiological adaptation to regular and sustained physical training (athlete's heart). The ability to identify an abnormality on the 12-lead ECG, suggestive of underlying cardiac disease associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD), is based on a sound working knowledge of the normal ECG characteristics within the athletic population. This document will assist physicians in identifying normal ECG patterns commonly found in athletes. The ECG findings presented as normal in athletes were established by an international consensus panel of experts in sports cardiology and sports medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-136
Number of pages12
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Physiological Adaptation
Athletes
Electrocardiography
Sports
Atrial Remodeling
Sports Medicine
Sudden Cardiac Death
Cardiology
Heart Diseases
Physicians
Population

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Drezner, J. A., Fischbach, P., Froelicher, V. F., Marek, J. C., Pelliccia, A., Prutkin, J. M., ... Vetter, V. L. (2013). Normal electrocardiographic findings: Recognising physiological adaptations in athletes. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(3), 125-136. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2012-092068
Drezner, Jonathan A. ; Fischbach, Peter ; Froelicher, Victor F. ; Marek, Joseph C. ; Pelliccia, Antonio ; Prutkin, Jordan M. ; Schmied, Christian M. ; Sharma, Sanjay ; Wilson, Mathew G. ; Ackerman, Michael John ; Anderson, Jeffrey ; Ashley, Euan ; Asplund, Chad A. ; Baggish, Aaron L. ; Börjesson, Mats ; Cannon, Bryan C. ; Corrado, Domenico ; DiFiori, John P. ; Harmon, Kimberly G. ; Heidbuchel, Hein ; Owens, David S. ; Paul, Stephen ; Salerno, Jack C. ; Stein, Ricardo ; Vetter, Victoria L. / Normal electrocardiographic findings : Recognising physiological adaptations in athletes. In: British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 47, No. 3. pp. 125-136.
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In: British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 47, No. 3, 02.2013, p. 125-136.

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