THE EFFECT OF EXERCISE TRAINING ON CARDIAC STRUCTURE, FUNCTION AND THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM IN INDIGENOUS AND NON-INDIGENOUS ELITE AUSTRALIAN ATHLETES

Grant number: 1017826 | Funding period: 2011 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

The sudden death of an athlete is a tragic event with substantial emotional and social impact on the community.Evidence suggests that cardiac screening of competitive athletes can significantly reduce this risk (reduction of sudden cardiac death in Italy by 75%).It is imperative that we obtain data on both indigenous and non-indigenous athletes in the Australian setting to develop a normal range for our population if we are to develop an effective screening programme.

University of Melbourne Researchers