The complex phenotype of the Athlete's heart

Implications for preparticipation screening

Benjamin Brown, Daniel J Green, Mathew Wilson, Jonathan A. Drezner, Keith George, David Oxborough

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Preparticipation screening is vital to exclude inherited cardiac conditions that have the potential to cause sudden cardiac death in seemingly healthy athletes. Recent research has questioned traditional theories of load-induced, dichotomous cardiac adaptation. We therefore considered whether a one-size-fits-all approach to screening can account for interindividual differences brought about by sporting discipline, training volume, ethnicity, body size, sex, and age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-104
Number of pages9
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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