[Sudden death in young athletes].

  title={[Sudden death in young athletes].},
  author={B Gojanovic and F. Feihl and G{\'e}rald Gremion and Bernard Waeber},
  volume={96 6},
Sudden cardiac death in a young athlete is a tragic and marking event, even though the media attention it gets is more important than its incidence (1-2/100000 per year). The main etiology is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, followed by coronary artery anomalies. Sometimes signs of myocarditis are found at autopsy. The pre-participation examination recommandations ask for oriented history and physical examination, routine EKG being controversial. A systematic screening program in Italy has reduced… CONTINUE READING