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Cardiac Considerations in Athletes

Sports Medicine

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Dr. Frederick Basilico, Physician in Chief for Medicine and Chief of the Section of Cardiology at New England Baptist Hospital discusses cardiac screening that can help identify athletes at risk of Sudden Cardiac Death. Dr. Basilico reviews pre-participation examination and the most recent guidelines for eligibility for athletic competition. The talk also covers the importance of protective gear and defibrillators to prevent and treat other exercise related adverse cardiac events such as Commotio Cordis.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed for physicians, fellows, residents, and other health professionals interested in expanding their knowledge base and expertise in adverse cardiac events in athletes.

Learning Objectives

  • To review cardiac considerations in athletes- Heart disease and Commotio Cordis
  • To increase understanding on pre-participation examination and determination of eligibility for competitive athletes
  • To review the importance of protective gear and the availability of defibrillators to prevent and treat cardiac adverse events


Dr. Basilico has nothing to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

New England Baptist Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. New England Baptist Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Release date: 8/1/2018 – Expires: 8/1/2021

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