The Heart of the Female Athlete

Female sports participation has increased enormously since passage of Title IX in 1972, and women now participate in almost equal numbers as men from the high school level through the Olympics.1-3 Over these same decades, sports cardiology has emerged as a clinical field to serve the needs of highly active individuals and athletes. Though historically female athletes have been underrepresented in the body of research that informs sports cardiology practice, more recently several studies have embraced gender as an important biologic variable. We will review the impact of gender on key issues within sports cardiology and identify areas relevant to the female athlete in need of further investigation. 

Autor / Fonte:JACC Jun 11, 2018 | Bradley J Petek, MD; Meagan Murphy Wasfy, MD, FACC