Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Task Force 12: Emergency Action Plans, Resuscitation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Automated External Defibrillators : A Scientific Statemen

Key Words

  • ACC/AHA Scientific Statements
  • athletes
  • automated external defibrillator;
  • cardiovascular abnormalities
  • CPR
  • emergency action plan
  • resuscitation

The ability to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims is a critical component of health-related topics in the athlete population. Even with screening, there will remain people who experience sudden cardiac arrest. An effective resuscitation strategy requires multiple elements, including planning for an event, appropriate team members who can provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), rapid availability of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and other appropriate equipment, and calls for emergency medical services (EMS). The chain of survival as articulated by the American Heart Association (AHA) calls for immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of EMS, early CPR, rapid defibrillation, effective advanced life support, and integrated post–cardiac arrest care 1 and 2. Inadequacy in any one of these facets will reduce the chances of survival.


Autor / Fonte:Mark S Link, Robert J Myerburg, N A Mark Estes Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2015 October 27
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S073510971506581X/pdfft?md5=c35470e12f923010ef98351cff40b2bb&pid=1-s2.0-S073510971506581X-main.pdf