New research calls for urgent review of cardiac screening policy among
black athletes - 11th July
Published review suggests that some athletes may be unnecessarily
ruled out of competitive sports
rugby union players in England above the age of 16 to be offered
cardiac screening - 26th October 2010
All Aviva Premiership players, Regional Academy players above the
age of 16 and England representative team players down to Under 16
level, will be offered testing for cardiac abnormalities in a
screening programme announced today at Twyford Avenue, the training
base for London Wasps, by Premiership Rugby, the Rugby Football
Union and the Rugby Players' Association.
Pelliccia, A., Fagard, R., Bjornstad, H.H.,
Anastassakis, A., Arbustini, E., Assanelli, D., Biffi, A., Borjesson,
M., Carre, F., Corrado, D., Delise, P., Dorwarth, U., Hirth, A.,
Heidbuchel, H., Hoffmann, E., Mellwig, K.P., Panhuyzen-Goedkoop, N.,
Pisani, A., Solberg, E.E., van-Buuren, F. and Vanhees, L.
"Recommendations for competitive sports
participation in athletes with cardiovascular disease. A consensus
document from the Study Group of Sports Cardiology of the Working Group
of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology and the Working Group
of Myocardial and Pericardial diseases of the European Society of
European Heart Journal 2005 (May) [Full
Cardiologists call for cardiovascular
all young competitive athletes - February 2005
International heart and sports medicine
experts have called for a Europe-wide cardiovascular screening
programme for all young athletes before they are allowed to take part
in competitive athletics. The aim is to pick up potentially
life-threatening problems that put young athletes at risk and to cut
the numbers collapsing and dying while participating in competitive
IOC Adopt Recommendations on Tackling Sudden Cardiovascular Death
The purpose of these recommendations is to
identify, as accurately as possible, athletes at risk in order to
advise them accordingly. The "Lausanne Recommendations" introduce the
principle of preparticipation cardiovascular screening in sport,
including four elements: the personal history of the athlete, his/her
family history, a physical examination and an electrocardiogram.
CRY Centre for Sports
Cardiology Launch - 15th April 2002
"CRY is a dynamic charity excitingly
poised on the threshold of a unique opportunity to make a significant
contribution to Sports Cardiology and save young lives."
Ian Botham, Honorary President
Lawn Tennis Association
Alison Cox initiated, with the cooperation of the Lawn
Tennis Association, screening of Britain's top ranked players at the
Nationals in Telford in November 1993
on Screening provided to the English Institute of Sport by the
importance of what we are trying to do with screening and could be 2
lives that have been saved by the World Class Plan."
Dr Lisa H Phillips
should be mandatory -
Alex was a promising young cricketer who dropped dead aged 12,
during a school match, before he had been able to fulfil his cricketing aspirations.
He had been suffering from symptoms for some time before he died but these
were dismissed by a number of doctors who were consulted.