Sport activity with ischaemic heart disease
Testnevelési Egyetem, Sportkardiológiai Szakambulancia, Budapest
Semmelweis Egyetem, Városmajori Szív- és Érgyógyászati Klinika, Budapest
Ischaemic heart disease may result in enhanced risk for sudden cardiac death, which can be triggered by intensive sport activity. In ischaemic heart disease, and in post-infarct patients, return to sport is possible, but several sport-related aspects are needed to be considered before the correct medical decision. In patients with suspected coronary artery disease, risk stratification has to be performed, while in patients with confirmed coronary artery disease the prediction of the acute event risk is needed. Important diagnostic modalities in this examination protocol include exercise tests to exhaustion and coronary CT angiography.