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Vol 9, No 2 (2014)
Review Papers
Published online: 2014-06-26
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Sports safety for patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

Izabela Milena Poddębska, Marcin Rosiak, Michał Chudzik, Jerzy K. Wranicz, Iwona Cygankiewicz
Folia Cardiologica 2014;9(2):146-150.

open access

Vol 9, No 2 (2014)
Review Papers
Published online: 2014-06-26

Abstract

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) have become a standard management in primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. More and more frequently ICD are implanted in young, active patients. So far, implantation of the device was associated with the necessity to change patients’ lifestyle, which might adversely affect their quality of life. Due to discrepancies in reports on sports safety in patients with ICD, a multicentre international ICD Sport Registry was initiated in 2006. The results of this study showed that many patients with implanted cardioverter-defibrillator are physically active. ICD Sports Registry results indicate the possibility of sports participation of people with an ICD without the risk of serious injury or ineffective ICD therapy.

Abstract

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) have become a standard management in primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. More and more frequently ICD are implanted in young, active patients. So far, implantation of the device was associated with the necessity to change patients’ lifestyle, which might adversely affect their quality of life. Due to discrepancies in reports on sports safety in patients with ICD, a multicentre international ICD Sport Registry was initiated in 2006. The results of this study showed that many patients with implanted cardioverter-defibrillator are physically active. ICD Sports Registry results indicate the possibility of sports participation of people with an ICD without the risk of serious injury or ineffective ICD therapy.

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Keywords

implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, athletes, sudden cardiac death, arrhythmia

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Title

Sports safety for patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 9, No 2 (2014)

Pages

146-150

Published online

2014-06-26

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2014;9(2):146-150.

Keywords

implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
athletes
sudden cardiac death
arrhythmia

Authors

Izabela Milena Poddębska
Marcin Rosiak
Michał Chudzik
Jerzy K. Wranicz
Iwona Cygankiewicz

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