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Training course: Sports Cardiology

3rd EAPC Course on Sports Cardiology

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Sports Cardiology

The next EAPC Sports Cardiology training course will be held in 2018.

Date and venue to be announced shortly.


The course provided an up-to-date and comprehensive approach to the evaluation of athletes, for physicians and allied health professionals with interest in Sports Cardiology. It addressed pathophysiologic mechanisms and the diagnostic pathway to formulate correct diagnosis of the most common CV diseases in athletes. Appropriate management of the CV diseases according to the current guidelines has been explained by means of illustrative clinical cases.

The event has been a great success with over 200 participants who discussed best practice & clinical cases with an international faculty. 


Sports cardiology quiz winner

Dr Margarida Pujol 

Training course: Sports Cardiology

The meeting was endorsed by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a Registered Branch of the ESC. 


30-31 August 2017

Course objective

The programme was designed to give insights on ECG in sports cardiology and assessment of cardiovascular diseases in athletes, with case-based clinical sessions, and a live interactive quiz.


  • Cardiologists / Sports Cardiologists / Physiotherapists
  • Clinicians
  • Imaging specialists

Course Director

Lluís Mont (Spain)


Luis Serratosa (Spain) and Marta Sitges (Spain)

Scientific Programme

Wednesday 30 August 2017
13:30 Participants reception and registration
14:00 Course presentation (L. Mont, M.Sitges)
Session I: Prevention of sudden death in athletes - Chairs: A. Pelliccia, H. Heidbuchel
14:10 Pre-participation cardiac evaluation of athletes: Current concepts and challenges (L. Mont)
14:30 Pre-participation screening in practice: The Catalonia experience (M. Sitges)
14:50 Psychological impact of PPS and false positive result and the impact of a diagnosis in an athlete. (E. Solberg)
15:10 Cardiovascular screening of the aging people: Wishful thinking or reality? (F. Carré)
15:30 Management of athletes with implanted defibrillators: Career ending or means to glory? (R. Lampert)
15:50 Resuscitation in the field: A to Z of emergency response planning (L. Serratosa)
16:10 - 16:40 Coffee Break
Session II: How to session - Recognizing and managing structural Heart Disease in athletes - Chairs: S. Sharma, J. Brugada
16:40 Is there an upper limit for healthy training? results in experimental models. (E. Guasch)
17:00 Interpreting the athlete’s ECG: Phenotypes suggestive of cardiomyopathy (M. Papadakis)
17:20 Defining and managing Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in athletes (A. Pelliccia)
17:40 Differentiating athlete’s heart from Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Novel concepts (S. Sharma)
18:00 Right ventricular disease in endurance athletes: Too much of a good thing? (A.  La Gerche)
18:20 Exercise prescription in athletes with ischaemic heart disease (M. Borjesson)
18:40 Adjourn
Thursday 31 August 2017
Session III: Case-based session - Detecting and managing arrhythmias in athletes - Chairs: J. Camm, L. Mont
08:00 AF in endurance athletes: From NOACS to ablation (J. Camm)
08:20 An athlete with ventricular ectopy: Innocent bystander or harbinger of disease? (H. Heidbuchel)
08:40 The bradycardic athlete: How slow is too slow? (M. Sanz)
09:00 An athlete with prolonged QT: How long is too long? (R. Lampert)
09:20 An athlete with the Brugada phenotype: Investigation and management (J Brugada)
09:40 - 10:00 Coffee break
Session IV: Cases in Sports Cardiology (voting system) - Panelists: S. Sharma, A. Pelliccia, M. Papadakis, M. Sitges, R. Lampert, L. Mont
10:00 The one for the imagers (structural 3-4 cases) (M Sanz, S. Sharma, G. Pieles)
11:00 The one for the electrophysiologists (arrhythmias 3-4 cases) (R. Lampert, J. Brugada)
12:00 The ultimate Sports Cardiology Quiz (M. Papadakis, M. Sitges)
12:30 - 12:45 Summary and conclusions (L. Mont, M. Sitges)