To rule out heart disease in athletes performed the following tests:
- Clinic history
- Physical exploration
- complete analysis
- Resting ECG
- Stress Test
- Echocardiography (optional)
How often is necessary to make a sports medical checkup?
The sports medical examination must be performed by the specialist in Cardiology to all who will start the game for the first time, every two years between 35 and 45 years, and annually over 45.
In them, congenital abnormalities, baseline ECG abnormalities that predispose to malignant arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies and valvular lesions can be detected, among others. There are very few diseases that are not detected, and are usually rare.
Importance of medical check - ups
Given the large number of people doing sport today, in some cases high intensity and above 45 years of age, as well as the relative frequency of sudden death in athletes, these recognitions are essential at this time and should be required by sports clubs, health clubs, federations, etc.