Table 3

Cause of death in 51 cases of sudden death in sport

Cause of deathNo
Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease42
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy1
Congenital anomaly of coronary artery1
Multiple areas of fibrosis on myocardium (no definite diagnosis)1
Cardiac arrhythmia1
Aortic stenosis2
“Cardiac arrest ensued on aspiration of stomach contents”1
“Cardiorespiratory failure due to inhalation of blood from gastric erosions; gastric acid was probably also inhaled”1