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Pocket Guidelines on Sports Cardiology

ESC Pocket Guidelines

Arrhythmias, General
Antiarrhythmic Pharmacotherapy
Atrial Fibrillation
Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
Invasive Imaging and Functional Assessment
Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
Arrhythmias and Device Therapy

Publication Date: 2020

Chairperson: Antonio Pelliccia & Sanjay Sharma

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction.
  • Definitions of recreational and competitive athletes.
  • Physical activity, leisure exercise and competitive sports participation
    • Characteristics of exercise intervention.
  • Exercise recommendations in individuals with cardiovascular risk factors.
    • Obesity, hypertension, dyslipidaemia or diabetes.
  • Exercise recommendations for aging individuals
  • Exercise programs for leisure-time and competitive sport participation in chronic coronary syndrome
    • Individuals at risk of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD) and asymptomatic individuals in whom CAD is detected at screening
    • Established (long-standing) chronic coronary syndrome
    • Return to sports after acute coronary syndrome
    • Anomalous origin of coronary arteries
    • Myocardial bridging
  • Exercise recommendations in patients with chronic heart failure
    • Sports participation and return to sports
    • Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
    • Exercise in individuals after heart transplantation
  • Exercise recommendations in individuals with valvular heart disease
    • Aortic Stenosis
    • Aortic regurgitation.
    • Bicuspid aortic valve.
    • Mitral regurgitation
    • Mitral stenosis
  • Exercise recommendations in individuals with aortopathy.
  • Exercise recommendations in individuals with cardiomyopathies, myocarditis and pericarditis
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy
    • Left ventricular non-compaction
    • Dilated cardiomyopathy
    • Myocarditis
    • Pericarditis
  • Exercise recommendations in individuals with arrhythmias and channelopathies
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Supraventricular tachycardia and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
    • Premature ventricular contractions and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia
    • Long QT syndrome
    • Brugada syndrome
    • Following device implantation
  •  Exercise recommendations in individuals with adult congenital heart disease
  • List of acronyms and abbreviations