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Getting to the heart of matters
  1. Eleanor Tillett
  1. Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Eleanor Tillett, University College London, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, UCL Medical School, 74 Huntley St, WC1E 6AU London, UK; e.tillett{at}

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Welcome to the 2017 British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine (BASEM) issue of the number one ranked journal in sports sciences/sports medicine/orthopaedics/rehabilitation. Following on from BASEM’s recent Spring Meeting we look ‘Hearts and Minds’. The heavyweight of this issue is undoubtedly the consensus paper – ‘International Criteria for Electrocardiographic Interpretation in Athletes’(see page 704) – by University of Washington’s Professor Jonathan Drezner and his international all-star team. The expert group met in Seattle in 2015 to develope ‘a clear guide to the proper evaluation of ECG abnormalities in athletes’. As you’ll see from the detail of this paper there is much on which to update ourselves. It’s open access so please share it using the ‘share tab’ which sits alongside every BJSM piece.

In balance to this in-depth look at elite athlete cardiac issues we have a PEDro Systematic Review …

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