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The Exercise Paradox: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes

The long term benefits of exercise are well documented, but as sports cardiologists we know that these benefits must be balanced against the short term risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) from ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) occurring during or after exercise. The incidence of SCA is 1 in 50,000 among NCAA athletes, […]