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Medicina dello Sport 1998 September;51(3):251-7

language: Italian

Late potentials in athletes with ventricular arrhythmias

Poletti G. 1, Brunelli D. 1, Soldati A. 1, Cellini M. 1, Speziale F. 2

1 Centro di Medicina dello Sport, Azienda USL Bologna Sud, Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna);
2 Cattedra di Medicina dello Sport - ISEF Bologna, Sede di Verona


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The aim of this study was to assess significant differences of ventricular late potentials in 2 groups of 40 apparently healty athletes with frequent and/or complex ventricular arrhythmias, one with apparently healthy heart (Group A), one with cardiopathy or cardiological anomalies (Group B).
According to the Task Force standards, about 20% of arrythmic athletes in both groups showed ventricular late potentials.
In contrast with other studies, we don’t see signal avereged electrocardiography as a diagnostic and prognostic marker to detect risks of arrythmias in asymptomatic and apparently healthy-heart subjects.

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