Middle-aged pro football retirees have a 5.5 odds ratio of prevalent atrial fibrillation compared with matched nonathlete controls from the general population, a new study finds.
No prior studies have explored aortic dimensions in former elite athletes after they reach middle age. The new findings are striking, but what might they mean clinically?
Your patient has hemodynamically severe but asymptomatic aortic stenosis. Should you advise watchful waiting or aortic valve replacement? Some novel assessment variables might help guide the decision.
Long-term results from this global registry suggest that sports participation can be safe for some patients with ICDs. Two registry investigators discuss the findings in the context of current guidelines.
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This case shows how concerning echo findings in a young athlete are not always what they seem — and not necessarily reason for sports disqualification — in the absence of other signs or symptoms.
For serious athletes, not all changes on cardiac imaging require detraining or quitting the sport. Here’s a glimpse into an expert sports cardiologist’s thinking on when and when not to worry about abnormal findings.