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Trabeculations of the athlete's heart

Dr Michael Papadakis, Sports Cardiology Quiz Section Editor

Sports Cardiology

 

The case

Description 

  • 23-year-old Afro-Caribbean football player underwent pre-participation cardiovascular screening.
  • He exercised for 12 hours per week.
  • He did not report any sinister cardiac symptoms.
  • He was not on any regular medications and there was no family history of premature sudden cardiac death or cardiomyopathy.
  • Clinical examination was normal.

The 12-lead ECG and echocardiogram is presented below (see accompanying videos).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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References

Notes to editor

Dr Sabiha Gati, Cardiac Imaging 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