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Dilatační kardiomyopatie a myokarditida u sportovce

Title in English Dilated cardiomyopathy and myocarditis in an athlete


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Cor et Vasa
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Keywords Athlete; Athletic heart; Dilated cardiomyopathy; Myocarditis; Sudden cardiac death
Description Dilated cardiomyopathy and myocarditis are associated with an increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias. They represent one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac death in young athletes <35 years of age. Cardiac adaptation to an intense physical exercise is by itself linked to an array of electric, morphologic and functional changes comprising what is known as athletic heart. Discrimination of this physiologic adaptation from pathological findings is essential for risk stratification. The aim of this work is an overview of the current knowledge in differential diagnostics of dilated cardiomyopathy and myocarditis from the athletic heart, identification of individuals in high risk of sudden cardiac death, and a summary of recommendations regarding sports activity.

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