La importancia del chequeo cardiovascular

Written by: Dr. Daniel Gaitán Román
Edited by: Top Doctors®

In Spain, there are about 25 cases of sudden death a year in young patients who practice sports, and 30,000 a year in the entire population. Therefore, it is important to go to a specialist in Cardiology to check the cardiovascular status, since it can reduce the number of sudden deaths and the terrible impact they entail.

In high-level athletes, ECG, Doppler echocardiogram must be performedand stress test at least every 2 years



  • In children , a clinical evaluation with physical examination and electrocardiogram may suffice, if there are no symptoms and exploration and ECG are normal enough. 
  • In young adults who perform high level physical activity (extreme endurance races, triathletes, marathoners, cyclists ...) you must perform ECG, Doppler echocardiogram and exercise test at least every 2 years. 
  • In adults over 35 who are going to start a sports training program, a complete study should also be done, and depending on intensity, repeat every 3 -5 years.

In the 2017-2018 season we have made the medical recognition to the staff of Málaga CF , checking their great physical level before the preseason and with great enthusiasm for this new season. We are proud to participate with our team.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Daniel Gaitán Román

Dr. Daniel Gaitán Román is a specialist in cardiology at the Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga. He is accredited as an expert cardiologist by the Andalusian Health Quality Agency and the Spanish Society of Cardiology as an expert echocardiographer. He has completed his training in cardiac imaging (coronary CT, magnetic resonance imaging, stress echocardiography, stress echocardiography) at Vall de Hebrón Hospital in Barcelona, ​​University of A Coruña and Clinic in Madrid. He has completed a master's degree in cardiology, a master's degree in cardiac imaging, a master's degree in acute cardiac care, a master's degree in anticoagulant treatment, a master's degree in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, a master's degree in heart failure and a university expert in atrial fibrillation and diabetes mellitus. He has presented some 200 communications to national and international congresses, written multitude of chapters of books and published in magazines with factor of national and international impact. He is a university professor associated to the masters of technicians of echocardiography at national level and of the course of university expert in the University of Malaga. Responsible for the cardiological assessment of patients before kidney, pancreas and liver transplantation at Carlos Haya Hospital.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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