Journal article

What May the Future Hold for Sports Cardiology?

Andre La Gerche, Aaron Baggish, Hein Heidbuchel, Benjamin D Levine, Dhrubo Rakhit

Heart Lung and Circulation | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018


The field of sports cardiology has advanced significantly over recent times. It has incorporated clinical and research advances in cardiac imaging, electrophysiology and exercise physiology to enable better diagnostic and therapeutic management of our patients. One important endeavour has been to try and better differentiate athletic cardiac remodelling from inherited cardiomyopathies and other pathologies. Whilst our diagnostic tools have improved, there have also been errors resulting from assumptions that the pathological traits observed in the general population would be generalisable to athletic populations. However, we have learnt that athletes with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, for exa..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The research being undertaken by the authors into the mechanisms of AF in athletes is funded by NHMRC project grant: APP1130353 Atrial remodelling and risk of arrhythmias in endurance athletes. A/Prof La Gerche is supported by a Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC 1089039) and a Future Leaders Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation (NHF 100409) of Australia.