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Medicina dello Sport 2013 March;66(1):139-60


language: English, Italian

Sports and arrhythmias: a report of the 12th International Workshop VeniceArrhythmias

Giada F. 1, Biffi A. 2, Börjesson M. 3, Capucci A. 4, Cecchi F. 5, Corrado D. 6, Delise P. 7, Mark Estes N. A. III 8, Gianolio M. 9, Heidbüchel H. 10, Inama G. 11, Maron B. J. 12, Mont L. 13, Olshansky B. 14, Pelliccia A. 15, Penco M. 16, Riganti R. 17, Santomauro M. 18, Vanhees L. 19, Zeppilli P. 20, Natale A. 21, Raviele A. 22

1 Cardiovascular Department, Sports Medicine Unit, PF Calvi Hospital, Noale-Venice, Italy; 2 Institute of Sports Medicine and Science, Italian Olympic Committee, Rome, Italy; 3 Medicinkliniken, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Göteborg, Sweden; 4 Lancisi Hospital, Ancona, Italy; 5 Center for Myocardial Diseases, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 6 Department of Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy; 7 Department of Cardiology, Civil Hospital, Conegliano Veneto, Italy; 8 Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tuft University, Boston, USA; 9 Maria Adelaide Hospital, Turin, Italy; 10 Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium; 11 Department of Cardiology, Maggiore Hospital, Crema, Italy; 12 Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, USA; 13 Cardiology Arrhythmia Section, University of Barcelona, Spain; 14 University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, IA, USA; 15 Institute of Sports Medicine and Science, Italian Olympic Committee, Rome, Italy; 16 Cardiology Department, University of L’Aquila, Italy; 17 Health Direction, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy; 18 Department of Cardiology, Federico II University, Naples, Italy; 19 Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; 20 Internal Medicine, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy; 21 Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David’s Medical Center, Austin, TX, USA; 22 Cardiovascular Department, Dell’Angelo Hospital, Venice, Italy


This article is the report of a symposium, endorsed by the Section of Sports Cardiology of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, the Italian Society of Sports Cardiology, and the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine, which was held within the 12th International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias (VeniceArrhythmias 2011, Venice, Italy, October 2011). The following main topics were discussed during the symposium: update on prevention of sudden cardiac death in the athletes, automatic external defibrillators in the athletic field, controversies on sudden cardiac death risk evaluation in the athletes and on physical exercise in patients with arrhythmias.

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