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Title: Signs of RV overload on the athlete's ECG
Authors: Claessen, Guido
Brosnan, Maria
La Gerche, Andre
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: JOURNAL OF ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, 48 (3), p. 399-406
Abstract: There is increasing evidence that regular intense endurance exercise can promote structural and electrical remodeling of the right ventricle (RV). These physiological changes can be profound and are frequently accompanied by ECG changes in the right precordial leads, thereby mimicking features observed in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). Because the 12-lead ECG is used as both a screening and diagnostic tool for the detection of conditions associated with sudden death in athletes, it is of fundamental importance to have a good understanding of the ECG features that distinguish physiological adaptations to endurance exercise from those related to RV pathology as well as their potential overlap. This article describes ECG findings observed in healthy endurance athletes versus athletes with underlying RV pathology and illustrates their differentiation using 4 case presentations. (c) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Claessen, Guido; La Gerche, Andre] Univ Hosp Leuven, Dept Cardiovasc Med, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium. [Brosnan, Maria] Univ Melbourne, St Vincents Hosp, Dept Med, Fitzroy, Vic 3065, Australia. [La Gerche, Andre] Baker IDI Heart & Diabet Inst, Melbourne, Vic, Australia. [Heidbuchel, Hein] Hasselt Univ, Hasselt, Belgium. [Heidbuchel, Hein] Jessa Hosp, Ctr Heart, Hasselt, Belgium.Corresponding author at: Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium Europe. E-mail address: guido.claessen@uzleuven.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18953
DOI: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2015.03.001
ISI #: 000354343100020
ISSN: 0022-0736
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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