Clinical significance of abnormal electrocardiographic patterns in trained athletes.

  title={Clinical significance of abnormal electrocardiographic patterns in trained athletes.},
  author={Antonio Pelliccia and Barry Joel Maron and Franco Culasso and Fernando M Di Paolo and Antonio Spataro and Allessandro Biffi and Giovanni Caselli and P Piovano},
  volume={102 3},
BACKGROUND-The prevalence, clinical significance, and determinants of abnormal ECG patterns in trained athletes remain largely unresolved. METHODS AND RESULTS-We compared ECG patterns with cardiac morphology (as assessed by echocardiography) in 1005 consecutive athletes (aged 24+/-6 years; 75% male) who were participating in 38 sporting disciplines. ECG patterns were distinctly abnormal in 145 athletes (14%), mildly abnormal in 257 (26%), and normal or with minor alterations in 603 (60… CONTINUE READING
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