4th Annual Duke Sports Cardiology & Sudden Death in Athletes Summit

April 22, 2017

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a devastating event that demands further understanding of screening strategies, assessments of cardiovascular symptoms and stat of the art treatment of cardiovascular disease. As participation in sports and exercise grows rapidly in all US demographics, clinicians need to integrate physical activity counseling into clinical care in a manner that provides patients with a balanced perspective on the health benefits and risks of exercise, become more familiar with evaluating the unique characteristics of an athlete’s heart, prescribing appropriate testing strategies and effectively interpreting test results, as well as the pros and cons of using EKG screening in athletes. In addition, effective training in and implementation of evidence-based resuscitation strategies, rapid response and the use of automated external defibrillators, may help avoid SCD. 

The overall goal of the activities of this continuing education (CE) program is to enhance learners’ knowledge and their competency to incorporate evidence-based updates in the care of athletes in order to mitigate their risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD).  

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the CV diseases that pose the greatest risk for athletes
  • Integrate evidence and consensus-based screening strategies for CV disease in athletes and understand the pros and cons of including ECG testing in screening algorithms
  • Communicate the risks of sudden cardiac death in athletes and contrast these risks to the health benefits of exercise.
  • ​Evaluate and manage athletes who present with CV Symptoms
  • Be familiar with the unique characteristics of an athlete's heart, be able to select the most appropriate CV testing strategy for athletes with CV symptoms or disease, and be able to effectively interpret the test results
  • Rocgnize the association between athletes and atrial fibrillation
  • Guide athletes on exercise prescription in order to minimize risk for SCD
  • Publicize and facilitate community wide effort to educate and train the public on rapid response, resuscitation strategies, and the use of AEDs
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 JA Credit - AH
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
04/22/2017 - 7:00am EDT
Activity Ends: 
04/22/2017 - 4:00pm EDT
Trent Semans Center
Durham, NC 27710
United States

James Daubert, MD
Aaron Baggish, MD
Albert Sun, MD
Thomas Bashore, MD
Salim Idriss, MD
Rachel Lampert, MD
Jeff Bytomsky, MD
Eugene Chung, MD
Igor Klem, MD
Robert Zarzour
William Kraus, MD
Blake Boggess, MD
Josh Bloom, MD
Dagny Noeth, CGC

Available Credit

  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 JA Credit - AH
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