Sudden cardiac death in the soccer field: a retrospective study in young soccer players from 2000 to 2013.

@article{Davogustto2014SuddenCD,
  title={Sudden cardiac death in the soccer field: a retrospective study in young soccer players from 2000 to 2013.},
  author={Giovanni E. Davogustto and John Patrick Higgins},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={20-9}
}
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, with over 200 million active players. Sudden cardiac death (SCD) represents the most striking as well as the most common cause of death in the soccer field. Underlying cardiovascular pathologies predispose to life threatening ventricular arrhythmias and SCD in soccer players. Up to thousands to hundred thousands players might have an underlying condition that predisposes them for SCD. After several media striking SCD events in soccer players the F… CONTINUE READING