Sudden death in young athletes.

@article{Maron1980SuddenDI,
  title={Sudden death in young athletes.},
  author={Barry Joel Maron},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1980},
  volume={349 11},
  pages={
          1064-75
        }
}
The causes of sudden and unexpected death in 29 highly conditioned, competitive athletes, ages 13-30 years, are summarized. Sudden death occurred during or just after severe exertion on the athletic field in 22 of the 29 athletes. Structural cardiovascular abnormalities were identified at necropsy in 28 of the 29 athletes (97%), and in 22 (76%) were almost certainly the cause of death. The most common cause of death in this series was hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which was present in 14… CONTINUE READING

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