Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Sports

  • Ivan Maznev Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski”, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Antoaneta Dimitrova Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski”, Sofia, Bulgaria

Abstract

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes. Knowledge of the problem is essential for detection of the disease. According to the current recommendations of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), in individuals with established HCM disease, including those without phenotypic expression, participation in competitive sports is forbidden. The recommendations of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) are more liberal, allowing participation in competitive sports in people with non-phenotypic manifestations of the disease and participation in low-intensity sports for patients with phenotypic manifestation. An individual approach will most likely be adopted in the future, mainly on the basis of precise risk stratification.

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Published
2018-03-31
How to Cite
Maznev, I., & Dimitrova, A. (2018). Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Sports. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 14(9), 1. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n9p1