Journal article

Screening of Potential Cardiac Involvement in Competitive Athletes Recovering From COVID-19

Dermot Phelan, Jonathan H Kim, Michael D Elliott, Meagan M Wasfy, Paul Cremer, Amer M Johri, Michael S Emery, Partho P Sengupta, Sanjay Sharma, Matthew W Martinez, Andre La Gerche

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

As our understanding of the complications of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) evolve, subclinical cardiac pathology such as myocarditis, pericarditis, and right ventricular dysfunction in the absence of significant clinical symptoms represents a concern. The potential implications of these findings in athletes are significant given the concern that exercise, during the acute phase of viral myocarditis, may exacerbate myocardial injury and precipitate malignant ventricular arrhythmias. Such concerns have led to the development and publication of expert consensus documents aimed at providing guidance for the evaluation of athletes after contracting COVID-19 in order to permit safe return to..

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