SCD in athletes is a relatively infrequent phenomenon. However, the high visibility afforded its unfortunate occurrence in young athletes has compelled the medical community to attempt to design screening programs to reduce the likelihood of its occurrence. The most common causes of SCD in the United States are HCM and coronary artery abnormalities. ARVC probably accounts for more SCD than currently estimated, given the lack of a specific test to confirm the diagnosis. Athletes with symptoms suggestive of underlying cardiac disease deserve a rigorous and aggressive evaluation to exclude potentially lethal conditions that can cause SCD. Currently, a thorough cardiac history and physical examination that adhere to the 1996 American Heart Association recommendations remain the strategy of choice to screen athletes for causes of SCD. Further research on the cost-effectiveness of cardiac preparticipation evaluation for SCD is required to formulate sound recommendations for future screening strategies.
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