Table of Contents

Sudden cardiac death in athletes: scope of the problem and emergency response.
Cardiovascular screening of athletes: focused exam, electrocardiograms, and limited echocardiograms.
Echocardiography and advanced cardiac imaging in athletes.
Exercise training and prescription.
Role of genetic testing for sudden death predisposing heart conditions in athletes.
Shortness of breath.
Chest pain in the athlete: differential diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment.
The collapsed athlete.
Syncope/presyncope in the competitive athlete.
Electrophysiological approach to syncope and near-syncope in the athlete.
Heart murmurs.
Management of hypertension in athletes.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Commotio cordis: practical aspects in sports.
Coronary artery anomalies and sports activities.
Participation in sports for the athlete with the Marfan syndrome.
Congenital heart disease: exercise and sports participation.
Athlete with a device: implantable cardioverter defibrillators and pacemakers.
Long QT syndrome and other channelopathies.
Cardiac effects of ergogenic aides and supplements.
Return-to-play decisions in athletes with cardiac conditions: guidelines and considerations. This book presents an invaluable symptoms-based approach to sports cardiology for sports medicine physicians, primary care physicians, and cardiologists. Edited by an authority in the field, the text offers sought-after insight on the cardiac health of athletes. Case studies are featured throughout to further understanding and the integration of concepts into daily practice. With contributions by both sports medicine physicians and cardiologists, this timely book bridges the gap between disciplines and is an unparalleled resource for those looking to effectively manage the cardiac health of ac.