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The Significance of Arrhythmias in Athletes

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2007 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Collaborator:
Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences
Information provided by:
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00469794
First received: May 4, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: May 2007
History: No changes posted

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The Significance of Arrhythmias in Athletes
The Long Term Significance of Exercise Induced Ventricular Arrhythmias in Trained Athletes

Athletes with complex ventricular arrhythmias are potentially at risk of sudden death. The aim of the study is to investigate the relevance of ventricular tachyarrhythmias induced by an exercise test in a retrospectively evaluated athletic population.

Athletes with complex ventricular arrhythmias are potentially at risk of sudden death. The risk is increased when the athletes are engaged in competitive activities.

Ventricular premature beats (VPB’s) are a common finding in the athletic heart. In the majority of cases these arrhythmias are part of the “athlete’s heart syndrome” and do not increase the risk of sudden death in the athletes with an apparently normal heart. The data available in the literature deal with ventricular arrhythmias assessed only by 24-h ambulatory electrocardiograms.

To date, there are no guidelines concerning athletes who develop ventricular arrhythmias during a stress test. It is unclear whether they should be allowed to continue with their competitive activity or they should be denied to do so. A study looking at the long term follow-up of these athletes will help us determine whether the development of ventricular arrhythmia during a stress test imposes any risk on the athletes.

Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
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Sudden Death
Procedure: stress test
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
300
May 2008
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Competitive athletes less than 35 YO
  • Competitive athletes with ventricular arrhythmias on baseline or recovery in a stress test
  • Competitive athletes with ventricular arrhythmia during exercise

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Athletes who don’t meet the exclusion criteria.
Both
10 Years to 35 Years
No
Contact: Therese Fuchs, MD 972-8-977-9730 therese@fuchs.org
Contact: Zvi Vered, MD 972-8-977-9735 zvered@asaf.health.gov.il
Israel
 
NCT00469794
50/06
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Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences
Principal Investigator: Therese Fuchs, MD Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
May 2007

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