Electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes

The 'Seattle Criteria'

Jonathan A. Drezner, Michael John Ackerman, Jeffrey Anderson, Euan Ashley, Chad A. Asplund, Aaron L. Baggish, Mats Börjesson, Bryan C. Cannon, Domenico Corrado, John P. DiFiori, Peter Fischbach, Victor Froelicher, Kimberly G. Harmon, Hein Heidbuchel, Joseph Marek, David S. Owens, Stephen Paul, Antonio Pellicci, Jordan M. Prutkin, Jack C. Salerno & 5 others Christian M. Schmied, SharmaSanjay Sharma, Ricardo Stein, Victoria L. Vetter, Mathew G. Wilson

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Abstract

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading cause of death in athletes during sport. Whether obtained for screening or diagnostic purposes, an ECG increases the ability to detect underlying cardiovascular conditions that may increase the risk for SCD. In most countries, there is a shortage of physician expertise in the interpretation of an athlete's ECG. A critical need exists for physician education in modern ECG interpretation that distinguishes normal physiological adaptations in athletes from abnormal findings suggestive of pathology. On 13-14 February 2012, an international group of experts in sports cardiology and sports medicine convened in Seattle, Washington, to define contemporary standards for ECG interpretation in athletes. The objective of the meeting was to develop a comprehensive training resource to help physicians distinguish normal ECG alterations in athletes from abnormal ECG findings that require additional evaluation for conditions associated with SCD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-124
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013

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Athletes
Electrocardiography
Sudden Cardiac Death
Physicians
Sports
Physiological Adaptation
Sports Medicine
Cardiology
Cause of Death
Pathology
Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Drezner, J. A., Ackerman, M. J., Anderson, J., Ashley, E., Asplund, C. A., Baggish, A. L., ... Wilson, M. G. (2013). Electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes: The 'Seattle Criteria'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(3), 122-124. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2012-092067

Electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes : The 'Seattle Criteria'. / Drezner, Jonathan A.; Ackerman, Michael John; Anderson, Jeffrey; Ashley, Euan; Asplund, Chad A.; Baggish, Aaron L.; Börjesson, Mats; Cannon, Bryan C.; Corrado, Domenico; DiFiori, John P.; Fischbach, Peter; Froelicher, Victor; Harmon, Kimberly G.; Heidbuchel, Hein; Marek, Joseph; Owens, David S.; Paul, Stephen; Pellicci, Antonio; Prutkin, Jordan M.; Salerno, Jack C.; Schmied, Christian M.; Sharma, SharmaSanjay; Stein, Ricardo; Vetter, Victoria L.; Wilson, Mathew G.

In: British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 47, No. 3, 01.02.2013, p. 122-124.

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Drezner, JA, Ackerman, MJ, Anderson, J, Ashley, E, Asplund, CA, Baggish, AL, Börjesson, M, Cannon, BC, Corrado, D, DiFiori, JP, Fischbach, P, Froelicher, V, Harmon, KG, Heidbuchel, H, Marek, J, Owens, DS, Paul, S, Pellicci, A, Prutkin, JM, Salerno, JC, Schmied, CM, Sharma, S, Stein, R, Vetter, VL & Wilson, MG 2013, 'Electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes: The 'Seattle Criteria'', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 122-124. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2012-092067
Drezner JA, Ackerman MJ, Anderson J, Ashley E, Asplund CA, Baggish AL et al. Electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes: The 'Seattle Criteria'. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013 Feb 1;47(3):122-124. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2012-092067
Drezner, Jonathan A. ; Ackerman, Michael John ; Anderson, Jeffrey ; Ashley, Euan ; Asplund, Chad A. ; Baggish, Aaron L. ; Börjesson, Mats ; Cannon, Bryan C. ; Corrado, Domenico ; DiFiori, John P. ; Fischbach, Peter ; Froelicher, Victor ; Harmon, Kimberly G. ; Heidbuchel, Hein ; Marek, Joseph ; Owens, David S. ; Paul, Stephen ; Pellicci, Antonio ; Prutkin, Jordan M. ; Salerno, Jack C. ; Schmied, Christian M. ; Sharma, SharmaSanjay ; Stein, Ricardo ; Vetter, Victoria L. ; Wilson, Mathew G. / Electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes : The 'Seattle Criteria'. In: British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 47, No. 3. pp. 122-124.
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