Safety of sports for athletes with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: results of a prospective, multinational registry.

@article{Lampert2013SafetyOS,
  title={Safety of sports for athletes with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: results of a prospective, multinational registry.},
  author={Rachel J. Lampert and Brian Olshansky and Hein Heidbuchel and Christine E. Lawless and Elizabeth Saarel and Michael Ackerman and Hugh Calkins and N. A. Mark Estes and Mark S. Link and Barry Joel Maron and Frank Marcus and Melvin Scheinman and Bruce L Wilkoff and Douglas Peter Zipes and Charles I. Berul and Alan G Cheng and Ian Law and Michele Loomis and Cheryl Barth and Cynthia Brandt and James D Dziura and Fangyong Li and David S. Cannom},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={127 20},
  pages={2021-30}
}
BACKGROUND The risks of sports participation for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS Athletes with ICDs (age, 10-60 years) participating in organized (n=328) or high-risk (n=44) sports were recruited. Sports-related and clinical data were obtained by phone interview and medical records. Follow-up occurred every 6 months. ICD shock data and clinical outcomes were adjudicated by 2 electrophysiologists. Median age was 33 years (89 subjects <20… CONTINUE READING
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