Sudden cardiac death in athletes.

  title={Sudden cardiac death in athletes.},
  author={Christian Marc Schmied and Mats Borjesson},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  volume={275 2},
A 'paradox of sport' is that in addition to the undisputed health benefits of physical activity, vigorous exertion may transiently increase the risk of acute cardiac events. In general, the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) approximately doubles during physical activity and is 2- to 3-fold higher in athletes compared to nonathletes. The incidence of SCD in young athletes is in fact very low, at around 1-3 per 100,000, but attracts much public attention. Variations in incidence figures may be… CONTINUE READING
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