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Clin Sports Med. 2015 Jul;34(3):489-505. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2015.03.005. Epub 2015 Apr 30.

Sports and Exercise in Athletes with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

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1
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, 2381 Frankel Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Suite 5853, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0366, USA.
2
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Frankel Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1150 West Medical Center Drive, 7301 MSRBIII, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5644, USA.
3
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Frankel Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Suite 2364, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5853, USA. Electronic address: saberis@med.umich.edu.

Abstract

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic cardiovascular disease and one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Current guidelines restrict the participation of patients with HCM in competitive sports, limiting the health benefits of exercise. However, many individuals with HCM have safely participated in sports, with a low incidence of SCD. Improved stratification of patients and desired activity may allow most individuals with HCM to engage in physical activity safely. Therefore, physicians should create an individualized approach in guiding each patient with HCM eager to enjoy the benefits of physical activity in a safe manner.

KEYWORDS:

Automated external defibrillator; Bethesda conference; Exercise; Exercise paradox; Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Sudden cardiac death

PMID:
26100424
DOI:
10.1016/j.csm.2015.03.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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