• Over 20 years, no sports-related fatalities in cohort with genetic heart disease

    1 month ago - By Healio

    In a cohort of athletes with long QT syndrome or other genetic heart diseases who were approved to return to play, there were no sports-related deaths over 20 years, researchers reported at Heart Rhythm 2021.
    “When I joined Mayo Clinic's staff in 2000, we rejected the prevailing approach to athletes with genetic heart diseases that was embraced throughout the world: ‘If in doubt, kick them out.' After seeing the demoralizing and destructive effects of disqualification on athletes, we decided to embrace a shared and informed decision-making process,” Michael J.
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