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BJSM Education to improve your ECG reading skills
  1. Babette M Pluim1,
  2. Jonathan A Drezner2
  1. 1Medical Department, Royal Netherlands Lawn Tennis Association (KNLTB), Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Babette M Pluim, Medical Department, Royal Netherlands Lawn Tennis Association (KNLTB), Amersfoort 3821 BT, The Netherlands; b.pluim{at}knltb.nl

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The ‘ECG Learning modules’ on the BJSM Education website (http://bjsm.bmj.com/site/education/index.xhtml) will teach you to interpret ECGs so you can differentiate benign ECG changes seen in athletes from pathological patterns. Why is this important?

Sudden death from cardiac conditions is the leading cause of mortality in athletes during sport.1 Most disorders that increase risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) can be identified by abnormal findings on a 12-lead ECG. Whether used for the diagnostic evaluation of cardiovascular-related symptoms, a family history of inheritable cardiac disease or premature SCD, or for the screening of asymptomatic athletes, ECG interpretation is …

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