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T-wave inversions in adolescent athletes

Dr Michael Papadakis, Sports Cardiology Quiz Section Editor

Sports Cardiology

 

The case

Description

  • A 14-year-old, Caucasian boy presents to his general practitioner with occasional sharp chest pains aggravated by movement.
  • These have been worse over the past few months whilst he has been training hard with the school rowing team.
  • His past medical history includes asthma for which he takes a salbutamol inhaler.
  • His sister had surgical correction of tetralogy of Fallot as a baby and his father has hypertension which is well controlled on Ramipril.

This is his 12-lead ECG. 

 

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References

Notes to editor

Dr Lynne Millar, 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