Prolonged QT interval in an elite young athlete
An 18-year-old Caucasian boxer was referred for specialist investigation after routine pre-participation screening revealed an abnormal ECG. At the time the athlete was in full training and participating in regular competitions. The athlete had been participating in competitive sport from a young age and weekly training included regular high-intensity training sessions. The athlete did not report any history of cardiovascular symptoms. There was no family history of premature sudden cardiac death, syncope or epilepsy. Clinical examination was unremarkable. Blood pressure was 128/72mmHg.
The 12-lead ECG is presented below.
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