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The Early Repolarisation pattern in athletes: Definitions and prognostic significance

Dr Michael Papadakis, Sports Cardiology Quiz Section Editor

Sports Cardiology

 

The case

Description

  • A 32 year-old, male, Caucasian professional cyclist attended for routine pre-participation screening as mandated by the Union Cycliste International (UCI).
  • He was asymptomatic and had no family history of sudden death or of cardiac pathology.
  • He trained for 30 hours per week.

His 12 lead ECG is shown below: 

test

 

 

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References

Notes to editor

Dr Greg Mellor, Cardiology research fellow, 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