Abnormal electrocardiographic findings in athletes: recognising changes suggestive of cardiomyopathy.


Cardiomyopathies are a heterogeneous group of heart muscle diseases and collectively are the leading cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes. The 12-lead ECG is utilised as both a screening and diagnostic tool for detecting conditions associated with SCD. Fundamental to the appropriate evaluation of athletes undergoing ECG is an understanding… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-092069

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