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Brief recommendations for participation in competitive sports of athletes with arterial hypertension: Summary of a Position Statement from the Sports Cardiology Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC).

Journal article
Authors Josef Niebauer
Mats Börjesson
Francois Carre
Stefano Caselli
Paolo Palatini
Filippo Quattrini
Luis Serratosa
Paolo E Adami
Alessandro Biffi
Axel Pressler
Hanne K Rasmusen
Christian Schmied
Frank van Buuren
Nicole Panhuyzen-Goedkoop
Erik E Solberg
Martin Halle
Andre La Gerche
Michael Papadakis
Sanjay Sharma
Antonio Pelliccia
Published in European journal of preventive cardiology
Volume 26
Issue 14
Pages 1549-1555
ISSN 2047-4881
Publication year 2019
Published at
Pages 1549-1555
Language en
Keywords Exercise training, anti-doping, antihypertensive therapy, cardiovascular risk
Subject categories Clinical Medicine


Owing to its undisputed multitude of beneficial effects, European Society of Cardiology guidelines advocate regular physical activity as a class IA recommendation for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Nonetheless, competitive athletes with arterial hypertension may be exposed to an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Guidance to physicians will be given in this summary of our recently published recommendations for participation in competitive sports of athletes with arterial hypertension.

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