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Is cardiac arrhythmia the usual cause sudden death in sports?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: It can be

When sudden death in an athlete occurs because of a heart condition the cause can usually be divided into three main categories: an abnormally thick heart muscle with no obvious explanation (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy); abnormal coronary arteries (abnormal course through the heart or absence of one of them) and finally sudden abnormal heart rhythms.

In brief: It can be

When sudden death in an athlete occurs because of a heart condition the cause can usually be divided into three main categories: an abnormally thick heart muscle with no obvious explanation (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy); abnormal coronary arteries (abnormal course through the heart or absence of one of them) and finally sudden abnormal heart rhythms.
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Sudden death

Yes

In brief: Sudden death

Yes
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Dr. Gilbert Perry
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Sudden death

Yes, cardiac arrhythmia is the usual mechanism of sudden cardiac death in athletes.
Usually there is some type of underlying heart disease (for example, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, right ventricular dysplasia, dilated cardiomyopathy, aberrant origin of coronary artery).

In brief: Sudden death

Yes, cardiac arrhythmia is the usual mechanism of sudden cardiac death in athletes.
Usually there is some type of underlying heart disease (for example, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, right ventricular dysplasia, dilated cardiomyopathy, aberrant origin of coronary artery).
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