Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
Print version ISSN 1517-8692
OLIVEIRA, Marcos Aurélio Brazão de. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, physical activity, and sudden death. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2002, vol.8, n.1, pp. 20-25. ISSN 1517-8692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922002000100004.
Sudden death of athletes is a dramatic event. Studies have shown that, in most cases, it is due to congenital or acquired cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this article is to approach some topics on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - which is the main cause of sudden death in young athletes - and to suggest some means of prevention of this condition.
Keywords : Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Sudden death; Athletes; Sport.