Research Progress on Sport-Related Sudden Cardiac Death

Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2022 Oct 25;38(5):618-624. doi: 10.12116/j.issn.1004-5619.2021.410407.
[Article in English, Chinese]


Physical exercise can reduce the overall risk of cardiovascular disease, prolong lifespan and improve the quality of life, but some studies have shown that there is a certain correlation between vigorous physical exercise and sudden cardiac death. A number of retrospective or prospective studies on sports-related sudden cardiac death (SrSCD) have been conducted at home and abroad. This article reviews the related studies on the definition, epidemiological characteristics, common causes of SrSCD and effects of excercise on cardiovascular function, pre-exercise screening and evaluation of SrSCD, in order to understand the latest research progress on SrSCD and provide clues and references for SrSCD research.

体育锻炼可以降低心血管疾病的总体风险、延长寿命并提高生活质量,但同时也有研究表明,剧烈的体育运动与心脏性猝死呈一定的相关性。国内外对于运动相关心脏性猝死(sports-related sudden cardiac death,SrSCD)进行了多项回顾性或前瞻性研究。本文从SrSCD的概念、流行病学特征、常见病因、运动对心血管功能的影响、运动前筛查与评估等方面的相关研究进行综述,以期了解SrSCD的最新研究进展,为开展SrSCD的相关研究提供借鉴。.

Keywords: exercise; forensic pathology; review; sport-related sudden cardiac death.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac* / etiology
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac* / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Prospective Studies
  • Quality of Life*
  • Retrospective Studies