This specialized reference textbook presents the physiological and pathophysiological aspects of cardiovascular diseases affecting the athlete population. The first part is a systematic explanation of the non-invasive and invasive diagnostic techniques used in cardiology. The second part examines the clinical approach to a great majority of the cardiological problems that involve the athlete population. All of the fields discussed in this textbook are treated from physiological and pathophysiological viewpoints, including the clinical and legal implications of athletes affected by diagnosed or unsuspected cardiovascular diseases. As such, this book is a particularly useful contribution to the literature for health care professionals, especially cardiologists (also fellows) and sports medicine physicians, providing them with the knowledge to make critical decisions regarding eligibility, thus preventing tragic events, and especially sudden death the most crucial event in sport.
The book succinctly covers all the essential topics of modern sport cardiology
Provides detailed illustration of diagnostic procedures
Common clinical questions are answered clearly and extensively
This comprehensive reference textbook examines in detail physiological and pathophysiological aspects of the cardiovascular system and cardiovascular disease in the sporting population. In the first part of the book, the non-invasive and invasive diagnostic techniques employed in cardiology are systematically reviewed, with explanation of their indications and clinical utility. The second, more extensive part is devoted to clinical cardiology and covers the great majority of cardiological problems encountered among athletes and other sportsmen and -women. Syncope, cardiac arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death are extensively addressed, and guidance is provided on sports practice for individuals with different forms of heart disease. Cardiologic rehabilitation is discussed, and attention is also paid to the legal implications of diagnosed or unsuspected cardiovascular diseases for sportspeople.
Sports Cardiology will be an invaluable resource for trainee and experienced health care professionals, including in particular cardiologists and sports medicine physicians. It will provide the knowledge required in order to make critical decisions regarding eligibility, thereby preventing tragic events and especially sudden death – the most devastating occurrence in sport.
Part I Cardiovascular Diagnostics.- 1 Medical History and Physical Examination in Sports Medicine.- 2 Electrocardiographic Signal Analysis.- 3 Ecocardiography in the Athletes.- 4 Vascular ultrasound.- 5 Coronary CT.- 6 Cardiac MRI.- 7 Myocardial Radionuclide Imaging.- 8 Cardiac catheterization.- 9 Coronary Artery Angiography.- 10 Endomyocardial Biopsy.- 11 Integrated Imaging.- 12 Intracardiac Electrophysiologic Study.- Part II Clinical Cardiology in the Athletes.- 13 Syncope.- 14 Epidemiology, Classification and Description of Cardiac Arrhythmias.- 15 Preeccitation Syndromes.- 16 Electrophysiological Study in the Athletes.- 17 Catheter Ablation in the Athletes.- 18 Valvular Heart Diseases in the Athletes.- 19 Cardiomyopathies in the Athletes.- 20 Myocarditis and Pericarditis in the Young Athletes.- 21 Non Structural Causes of Sudden Death.- 22 Can we Finally Prevent Sudden Death in Athletes?.- 23 Peripheral Vascular Disease in Athletes.- 24 Arterial Hypertension in the Atlete.- 25 Sports Practice in Patients with Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease. Focus on Patients Treated with Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting.- 26 Sports Practice in Congenital Heart Diseases.- 27 Sports Practice in Individuals with Cardiac Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators.- 28 Other Clinical Indications: Sports Practice in Individuals with Patent Foramen Ovale and in Patients Undergoing Non-Coronary Cardiovascular Interventions.- 29 Cardiologic Rehabilitation.