Interassociation Consensus Statement on Cardiovascular Care of College Student-Athletes

Brian Hainline, Jonathan A. Drezner, Aaron Baggish, Kimberly G. Harmon, Michael S. Emery, Robert J. Myerburg, Eduardo Sanchez, Silvana Molossi, John T. Parsons, Paul D. Thompson

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Abstract

Cardiovascular evaluation and care of college student-athletes is gaining increasing attention from both the public and medical communities. Emerging strategies include screening of the general athlete population, recommendations of permissible levels of participation by athletes with identified cardiovascular conditions, and preparation for responding to unanticipated cardiac events in athletic venues. The primary focus has been sudden cardiac death and the utility of screening with or without advanced cardiac screening. The National Collegiate Athletic Association convened a multidisciplinary task force to address cardiovascular concerns in collegiate student-athletes and to develop consensus for an interassociation statement. This document summarizes the task force deliberations and follow-up discussions, and includes available evidence on cardiovascular risk, pre-participation evaluation, and the recognition of and response to cardiac arrest. Future recommendations for cardiac research initiatives, education, and collaboration are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2981-2995
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume67
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 28 2016

Keywords

  • cardiac arrest
  • electrocardiogram
  • emergency action plan
  • pre-participation screening
  • student-athlete
  • sudden cardiac death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Hainline, B., Drezner, J. A., Baggish, A., Harmon, K. G., Emery, M. S., Myerburg, R. J., Sanchez, E., Molossi, S., Parsons, J. T., & Thompson, P. D. (2016). Interassociation Consensus Statement on Cardiovascular Care of College Student-Athletes. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 67(25), 2981-2995. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2016.03.527