Coronary artery disease in masters-level athletes

Jonathan H. Whiteson, Matthew N. Bartels, Heakyung Kim, Augusta S. Alba

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Abstract

Screening athletes and advising them regarding exercise are parts of the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Being able to recognize athletes at risk of coronary events is an important part of preparticipation screening. Good guidelines have been developed that let physicians proceed with confidence in screening and in recommending testing for athletes at risk. This review provides the recommended guidelines for physiatrists in practice. Overall Article Objectives: (a) To recognize risk of coronary disease in athletes, (b) to identify appropriate screening for people at risk, and (c) to interpret test results in people with coronary disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume87
Issue number3 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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