Cardiac risks appear low for elite athletes with diagnosed, treated genetic heart disease

Ninety-five percent of athletes with a diagnosed and treated genetic heart disease experienced no disease-triggered cardiac events, such as cardiogenic fainting or seizures, implantable cardio-defibrillator (ICD) shocks, sudden cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death, during an average of seven years of follow up, according to a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session Together With the World Congress of Cardiology.

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