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Training course: Sports Cardiology

01 Settembre 2016 - 00:00
Roma @ Largo Piero Gabrielli, 00197 Roma, Italia

The course provides an up-to-date and comprehensive approach to the evaluation of athletes, for physicians and allied health professionals with interest in Sports Cardiology.

The course will address pathophysiologic mechanisms and the diagnostic pathway to formulate correct diagnosis of the most common CV diseases in athletes. Appropriate management of the CV diseases according to the current guidelines will be explained by means of illustrative clinical cases.



The programme is designed to give you insights on ECG in sports cardiology and assessment of cardiovascular diseases in athletes, with case-based clinical sessions, and a live interactive quiz.


  • Cardiologists / Sports Cardiologists / Physiotherapists
  • Clinicians
  • Imaging specialists


Main Hall
Institute of Sports Medicine and Science
of the Italian National Olympic Committee
Olympic Center “Giulio Onesti”
Largo Piero Gabrielli, 1
00197 Rome, Italy


Antonio Pelliccia (Rome, Italy)


08:30 Participants reception and registration
09:00 Course Presentation (Pelliccia)

Session I: ECG
Chair: Pelliccia and Corrado

09:10 Sudden Cardiac Death in athletes and strategies for prevention. (Corrado)
09:30 ECG: recognizing benign patterns (Sharma)
09:50 ECG: abnormal patterns suggestive for cardiovascular disease (Sharma)
10:10 Ventricular arrhythmias: understanding the clinical significance (Corrado)
10:30 Abnormal ECGs on exercise testing (Papadakis)
10:50 - 11:10 Discussion
11:10 - 11:40 Coffee break

Session II: Cardiomyopathies
Chair: Pelliccia and Sharma

11:40 ARVC (Sharma)
12:00 HCM (Pelliccia)
12:20 DCM and myocarditis (Papadakis)
12:40 LVNC (Caselli)
12:40 - 13:00 Discussion
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break

Session III: Case based clinical session
Chair: Caselli and Papadakis

14:30 Cardiovascular diseases in master athletes (Papadakis)
14:50 Athletes with cardiomyopathies (Maestrini)
15:10 Athletes with coronary artery anomalies (Di Paolo)
15:30 Athletes with valvular diseases (Caselli)
15:30 - 16:10 Discussion

Session IV: My The most challenging clinical cases: a quiz game
Chair: Pelliccia and Caselli

16:10 - 17:30 Presenters: Papadakis, Quattrini, Caselli, Di Paolo, Pisicchio, Maestrini
18:30 End of conference. Delivery of certificates.


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