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Evaluation and management of asymptomatic athlete at risk of arrhythmias

Dr Michael Papadakis, Sports Cardiology Quiz Section Editor

Sports Cardiology


The case


  • 18-year-old female attends a routine occupational medical in order to join the British Army.
  • She represents her school and region in cross-country running and hockey.
  • Asymptomatic with no family history of cardiovascular disease or sudden death.
  • Clinical examination normal.
  • A routine ECG is performed as part of her assessment. 


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Notes to editor

Dr Andrew Cox, Cardiology Research Fellow
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