Sports practice is like the Roman God Janus, it has two faces. On the one hand, regular physical activity promotes health and reduces cardiovascular risk factors. On the other hand, the risk of heart failures is increased during and immediately after exercise. These sports-related cardiac events concern both untrained and well-trained athletes with no previously known cardiac diseases.
Sports-related sudden cardiac death in the general population is more frequent than often suspected. However it often occurs in a predictable setting, allowing preventing measures, prompt interventions and improving survival rates.
Aware of the current lack of systematic information on sports-related cardiac events in Luxembourg, the SRMCV approached the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory of LIH for the present project. The general aim is to determine the sports-related cardiac event burden in Luxembourg and recommend appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
If you have witnessed or experienced a SCE during or immediately after a sport activity, we kindly ask you to complete this short questionnaire in order to contribute to the Luxembourg database.