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Scavee C.,Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc | Le Polain De Waroux J.B.,Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc | Nielens H.,Departement de Medecine Physique | Marchandise S.,Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc
Louvain Medical | Year: 2012

Sudden cardiac arrest in sport and particularly among the under-30s remains unfrequent. The underlying aetiology remains unclear, but the cause of death is likely to be inherited, the sport being just an adjuvant factor. When it happens, it is shocking. More widespread screening would help identify more affected individuals and save lifes, but even if the European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recommended screening of young people taking part in competitive sport, the strategy to set it up is still non standardized. The prevention of cardiovascular disease by fighting risk factors as obesity, the education and AEDs placement in sport club should be widely promoted.

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