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EAPC Sports Cardiology and Exercise Section

The objectives of this section are:

Investigating, defining standards, and promoting cardiovascular screening and preventive care in sports.

Promoting high-quality research and education related to exercise.

Section Nucleus 2022-2024

Chair: Flavio D'Ascenzi (IT)
Chair-Elect: Silvia Castelletti (IT)
Secretary: Elena Cavarretta (IT)
Past Chair: Josef Niebauer (AT)

Nucleus members:

  • Mark Abela (MT)
  • Guido Claessen (BE)
  • Thijs Eijsvogels (NL)
  • Gherardo Finocchiaro (IT)
  • Sabiha Gati (UK)
  • Viviana Maestrini (IT)
  • Aneil Malhotra (UK)
  • Josef Niebauer (AT)
  • David Niederseer (CH)
  • Maria Sanz de la Garza (ES)
  • Alessandro Zorzi (IT)

Liaison officers (non-voting members):

  • Guido Pieles (UK), Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC)
  • Elena Arbelo (ES), European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)
  • Anna Baritussio (IT), European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)
  • Michael Papadakis (UK), Executive Officer


The Sports Cardiology ECG Quiz

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How-to articles

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EAPC publications

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