Scientific Programme

Monday 5th September 2022

All you need to know on athlete’s ECG

08.30 – 09.00

Welcome & introduction

09.00 – 11.00

1st Session: The CV evaluation and the ECG

The red flags of the history and physical examination

The International Criteria to read ECG in athletes. What is normal and what abnormal ?

Interactive presentations of normal ECG vs. abnormal ECG patterns in athletes.

Coffee break 11.00 – 11.15

11.15 – 13.00

2nd Session: Managing athletes with abnormal ECG

1. Athletes with supraventricular arrhythmias  

2. Athletes with ventricular arrhythmias

Interactive presentation of cases with Supraventricular and Ventricular arrhythmias.

Lunch break: 13.00 -14.30

14.30 – 15.45

3rd Session: The exercise ECG in athletes

The exercise testing in athletes

Exercise-induced abnormal ECGs in athletes

Coffee break 15.45 – 16.00

16.00 – 17.00

4th Session: Hot topics in athlete’s management

WPW in athletes: how to manage

Atrial fibrillation in athletes: how to mange

ICD and sport participation

17.00 – 17.30

5th Session: Be ready for a cardiac arrest in the field

Video tutorial and discussion of what to do and what not in case of cardiac arrest in the athletic field

Tuesday, 6th September 2022

The basic of the imaging diagnosis in athletes

09.00 – 09.20

1st Session: The imaging testing in cardiovascular evaluation of athletes

Introduction to imaging testing and the role of CMR in evaluation of Olympic athletes

09.20 – 11.00

2nd Session: Imaging in Cardiomyopathies: case presentation

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy vs. Athlete’s Heart

Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy vs. Athlete’s Hear

Coffee break: 11.00 – 11.30   

11.30 – 13.00

Dilated cardiomyopathy vs. Athlete’s Heart

Left ventricular trabeculations in athletes vs. LVNC

Myocarditis and pericarditis

Lunch break: 13.00 – 14.30

14.30 – 15.30

3rd Session: Imaging in valvular disease

Athletes with mitral valve prolapse 

Athletes with bicuspid aortic valve and aortopathy

Coffee break 15.30 – 16.00

16.00 – 17.00

4th Session: Imaging in coronary artery disease

Anomalies of origin and course of coronary arteries in athletes

Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease in athletes 

11th Cardiovascular Evaluation of Olympic Athletes

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