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Incidental findings in cardiovascular pre-participation screening programmes

Sports Cardiology Quiz


Dr Andrew D’Silva, Cardiology Research Fellow, St George’s University of London
Dr Michael Papadakis, Lecturer in Cardiology, St George’s University of London
Prof Sanjay Sharma, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, St George’s University of London


A 14 year old Caucasian boy had a 12-lead ECG performed as part of a voluntary cardiovascular screening event for young individuals. He had no symptoms, past medical history or significant family history. He played on average 3 hours of football and rugby per week.

His 12 lead ECG is presented below.




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for further reading:

[1] Atrial Spetal Defects in the Adult: Recent Progress and Overview.
Webb G et al.
Circulation. 2006;114:1645-1653

[2] Pathophysiology of Congenital Heart disease in the Adult: Part I: Shunt Lesions
Sommer RJ et al.
Circulation. 2008;117:1090-1099