Cardiology

Cardiology

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Appropriate Use of the Wearable Defibrillator: Advice from the AHA

The device is an option for those who are at risk for sudden cardiac death but do not qualify for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

Sports Participation in Athletes with Heart Disease: Updated Scientific Statement

Competitive sports risk may be less than previously thought with long QT syndrome and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and greater with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias and Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

New, expansive European Society of Cardiology guidelines on ventricular arrhythmias focus on the prevention of SCD.