Medical-sports checkups cross

Written by: Dr. Joseba Barron Arniches
Published: | Updated: 18/02/2020
Edited by: Top Doctors®

When we are dealing with an athlete, the first thing we ask ourselves is who he is, like this, that ability has or can support efforts. The answer will give us a photograph of the athlete, and that is the medical check - sports: a picture with all the information needed to make that athlete and don'ts. With all this information we will do everything possible to improve your health and your sport practice is a safe practice.

Knowing the medical history of the athlete always be the first step in the procedure for a medical check -sport. With this we can have a record of their background, their illnesses, their family, the hours of your sport and goals. Below, is carried out exploration of rest with resting electrocardiogram, auscultation, making tensions extremity pulses, exploration of joint and muscle balance.

The resting electrocardiogram can reveal any alteration that contraindicates the effort. After this, we turn to the stress test. With it the athlete is monitored and provokes an ongoing effort. If there are no contraindications to reach maximum recovery effort and will control a vital phase. As an athlete gets is like his identity card.


Importance of sports - medical


Everyone should make us a medical check -sport to avoid many problems, taking sudden death as the main danger. The resting electrocardiogram is vital to detect pathologies that can lead the athlete to sudden death in times of maxima effort.


Pathologies that are detected by checks

In children under 35 years with only the resting electrocardiogram we can see if there are the following pathologies:

-Displasia Arrhythmogenic

Hypertrophic -Miocardiopatia

Brugada -Sindrome

-Sindrome QT - long

-Anomalia Coronary origin

Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular -Tachycardia

Cordis -Conmotio

For over 35 years, the most common root cause of sudden death is the coronary atheromatous, which can be revealed by the stress test.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Joseba Barron Arniches
Sports Medicine

Dr. Barron is a leader in sports medicine in the Basque Country, as a medical specialist and as a personal trainer. He is also a veteran cyclist, champion of the Basque Country in the category master 40 in 2007 and champion in the time trial and individual test of the World Corporate Games that year. Specialized in improving cycling performance, it has designed a method to apply their experience and knowledge, PCP (Power - Cadence - Pulse), which relies on the physiognomy of each corridor.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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