Incidence of sudden cardiac death in athletes: a state-of-the-art review.

  title={Incidence of sudden cardiac death in athletes: a state-of-the-art review.},
  author={Kimberly G Harmon and Jonathan Adam Drezner and Mathew G. Wilson and Sanjeev C Sharma},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  volume={48 15},
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading medical cause of death in athletes; however, the precise incidence is unknown. The objectives of this review were to examine studies on the rate of SCD in athletes, assess the methodological strengths and weaknesses used to arrive at estimates, compare studies in athletes with estimates in similar populations and arrive at an approximation of the incidence of SCD based on the best available evidence. A comprehensive literature search was performed in… CONTINUE READING

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