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An asymptomatic athlete with-pre-excitation

Dr Michael Papadakis, Sports Cardiology Quiz Section Editor


 

The case

Description

  • A 16-year-old Caucasian international level cyclist underwent pre-participation cardiac screening.
  • He reported no sinister cardiac symptoms or family history of heart disease or sudden cardiac death at a young age. Physical Examination was unremarkable.

His 12 lead ECG is presented below.

 

 

 

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References

Notes to editor

Dr Harshil Dhutia, Registrar in Cardiology, 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