Articles of interest for physicians, coaches, parents and athletes
- Epicardial Ablation in ARVD/C – Johns Hopkins ARVD/C Seminar. Speaker: Dr. Hari Tandri, May 2016
- Role of Bilateral Sympathectomy in the Treatment of Refractory Ventricular Arrhythmias in ARVD/C by Anneline S.J.M. te Riele, MD; Olujimi A. Ajijola, MD, PhD;Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD; Harikrishna Tandri, MD
Why cardiovascular screening in young athletes can save lives: a critical review by Drs. Jonathan A. Drezner, Kimberly G. Harmon, Irfan M. Asif, and Joseph C. Marek, was published July 2016 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
- Fact Sheet from NCAA for student-athletes. A fact sheet for student athletes that includes warning signs and symptoms of a possible heart condition, Heart Health Questions that might indicate a possible problem, and what to do, and how to recognize sudden cardiac arrest.
- Electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes: the ‘Seattle Criteria’ (PDF) – describes the critical need for specific EKG interpretation standards to be followed for athletes to improve disease detection and limit false-positive results.
- For physicians involved in the cardiovascular care of athletes, the Seattle Criteria has been used to develop a comprehensive online, free training module. This interpretation model is becoming the standard in athletes’ EKG screening. To access this free training module by BMJ Learning, click here.
- National Poster Campaign – public resources from Parent Heart Watch
- From the Journal of Athletic Training, “Inter-Association Task Force Recommendations on Emergency Preparedness and Management of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in High School and College Athletic Programs: A Consensus Statement” (PDF)
- From BMJ Learning “Sudden Deaths in Athletes May Be Undercounted” article from MedPage Today, Primary source reference from Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
- “Pre-Participation Screening for Young Competitive Athletes for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death” – Journal of the American College of Cardiology
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Kids: What and Why? – Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
- How to Set Up an AED Program – Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
- “There is increasing awareness of the community-based disparity in SCA outcome.” A 55% survival rate in King County, Washington is due in large part to community wide awareness, preparedness, and willingness to help.