Diagnostic workflow in competitive athletes with ventricular arrhythmias and suspected concealed cardiomyopathies

Maria Lucia Narducci, Michela Cammarano, Valeria Novelli, Antonio Bisignani, Chiara Pavone, Francesco Perna, Gianluigi Bencardino, Gaetano Pinnacchio, Massimiliano Bianco, Paolo Zeppilli, Vincenzo Palmieri, Gemma Pelargonio

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Abstract

The diagnosis of structural heart disease in athletes with ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) and an apparently normal heart can be very challenging. Several pieces of evidence demonstrate the importance of an extensive diagnostic work-up in apparently healthy young patients for the characterization of concealed cardiomyopathies. This study shows the various diagnostic levels and tools to help identify which athletes need deeper investigation in order to unmask possible underlying heart disease.

Original languageEnglish
Article number182
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalMedicina (Lithuania)
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Athletes
  • Concealed cardiomyopathies
  • Diagnostic workup
  • Ventricular arrhythmias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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