Burak Açar, Meryem Kara

Yüksek İhtisas Educational and Research Hospital, Cardiology Clinic, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Athletes, sudden cardiac death, heart diseases

Abstract

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes is a rare but tragic event which may be prevented if the underlying cardiovascular disease can be detected in pre-participation examinations. Athletes with cardiovascular disease have greater risk for SCD when compared with non-athletes. In this review, the underlying cardiovascular diseases that may lead to sudden death in athletes and current approaches in clinical practice according to recent guidelines have been presented.

Cite this article as; Acar B, Kara M Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes: Current Approaches in Clinical Practice. Turk J Sports Med 2017;52 (1):14-24