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Long COVID: returning athletes from the deep

in Cardiopulmonary, Diagnose & Treat, Other, Uncommon injuries

As the COVID-19 pandemic poses a great public health challenge. While the initial virus infection stressed every country’s healthcare system, a secondary health problem has emerged. Dr. Ryan Frerichs explores Long COVID and uncovers the assessment and management. Soon after the pandemic, recovered patients began complaining of complications beyond the initial acute infection period. The... MORE

Sudden cardiac death in athletes: how useful is...

in Cardiopulmonary

Athletes who contract COVID-19 may be at an increased risk for the development of myocarditis and cardiomyopathy. As many athletes seek to return to sport, Andrew Hamilton looks at sudden cardiac death in athletes and considers the evidence for the most effective and appropriate pre-exercise cardiac screening interventions. Although the actual incidence of sudden death... MORE

Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction: testing, testing

in Cardiopulmonary, Diagnose & Treat

Exercise induced bronchoconstriction is surprisingly common, affecting around 1 in 5 sportsmen and women. Andrew Hamilton looks at the use of EVH testing to help diagnose this condition and provides practical recommendations. Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is a very common condition among sportsmen and women, regardless of age or athletic ability(1-3). The symptoms typically begin shortly after... MORE

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