How to Manage Athletes with Syncope

Mark S. Link, N. A Mark Estes

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Abstract

Athletes with syncope warrant a full evaluation, as it is possible that athletics may unmask heart disease, either structural or electrical, and these athletes may be at risk for sudden cardiac death. The work-up and treatment of syncope in the athlete offers some unique challenges: to diagnose potentially life-threatening arrhythmias, to avoid pharmacological therapy, and to maximize ability to play. This article addresses the topic of syncope and possible solutions for those athletes in whom it is diagnosed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-466
Number of pages10
JournalCardiology clinics
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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