Arrhythmic Events in Sports Medicine and Kinesiology

A special issue of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology (ISSN 2411-5142).

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Sport Medicine Center, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, 50121 Florence, Italy
Interests: physical exercise; training; non-communicable chronic diseases; sedentary time; cardio-metabolic and inflammatory risk biomarkers; nutritional integration; functional evaluation; long-term efficacy of physical exercise; exercise prescription in non-communicable chronic disease and in solid organ transplantations; cardiotoxicity; echocardiographic deformation parameters
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Dear Colleagues,

Focusing on arrhythmias in athletes has been of wide interest since the origins of sports medicine. Despite the fact that elite athletes are the major class of interest for high risk sudden death, many other categories of subjects are now considered in global arrhythmic evaluation.

As consequence of the fact that the general population practices sport, the importance of investigating this aspect in depth is fundamental. The real significance of arrhythmic events, as well the principal causes, are well known in cardiology; however, the frequent absence of structural cardiopathies offers many points of discussion.

The aim of this Special Issue is to invite everyone who has experience in this field to contribute to highlight the specific topics of some known or lesser-known aspects.

Dr. Laura Stefani
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Keywords

  • training and arrhythmias
  • athlete’s heart and arrhythmias
  • sudden death and physical exercise
  • nutrition and arrhythmias
  • atrial fibrillation, sport and physical activity
  • channelopaties and sport
  • sports participation and extrasystolia
  • electrogardiography interpretation in sports
  • ethnicity and arrhythmias
  • arrhythmias in dynamic and static conditions

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Concept Paper
Multiparametric Approach to Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: Clinical, Instrumental, and Lifestyle Indications
by Laura Stefani, Benedetta Tosi and Giorgio Galanti
J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2018, 3(2), 35; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk3020035 - 13 Jun 2018
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Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a genetic disorder with an autosomal dominant inheritance and incomplete penetrance. It predominantly affects the right ventricle (RV), predisposing to the origin of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death (SD). The structural basis of the disease consists of [...] Read more.
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a genetic disorder with an autosomal dominant inheritance and incomplete penetrance. It predominantly affects the right ventricle (RV), predisposing to the origin of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death (SD). The structural basis of the disease consists of the progressive loss of myocardium with fibro-adipose replacement. ARVC is a “desmosomes” disease involving mutations of proteins such as placoglobin, desmoplachine, placophylline, desmoglein, and desmocollin. In the “classical” form, the disease mainly implicates the RV chamber, while the left ventricle (LV) is involved in advanced stages. Genotype-phenotype correlation studies have identified some phenotypic variants characterized by an early participation of the LV, which can proceed in parallel toward the two ventricles (“biventricular” variant) or prevails over the RV (variant to “left dominance”). These data led to the evolution of the initial definition of ARVC, which is currently considered a genetic disease of both ventricles and, therefore, deserves the denomination “arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy”. Many aspects of diagnosis, treatment, and indications for a correct lifestyle are important in sports medicine. This paper will discuss the clinical management of ARVC, with particular reference to diagnosis, risk stratification, therapy, and indications for physical activity. Full article
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