Cardiac arrest episode during strong emotion in young competitive soccer player

Dr. José Luis Serra
Dr. José Luis Serra

Case presentation

Young healthy 17-year-old competitive soccer player, daily workouts. Never presented any symptoms, until in a moment of heated discussion with a brother collapses, being resuscitated successfully. Ventricular fibrillation was documented. Days later he was done: = normal echocardiogram, normal exercise stress testing = no arrhythmia any, normal coronary angiography. no coronary anomalies. Deputy baseline ECG and strain-relaxation phase of Valsalva performed 3 weeks after the event.

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Auspicios Institucionales
  • Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología
  • Federación Argentina de Cardiología
  • SIAC
  • Asociación Argentina de Cardiología
  • Latin American Heart Rhythm Society
  • Fundación Barceló - Facultad de Medicina