Evaluation of Early Repolarization Pattern in Male Teenage Competitive Athletes and Association With Left Ventricular Remodeling

Cetin S., Akgün E. Z., Babaoglu K.

TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.56, no.5, pp.485-491, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkarchpediatr.2021.21040
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.485-491
  • Keywords: Adolescent, athlete, early repolarization, sport, J-WAVE, SUDDEN-DEATH, ADOLESCENTS, PREVALENCE, ELEVATION, RISK, AGE
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Early repolarization pattern (ERP) on electrocardiogram is more common among young athletes than in the general population, and has been considered a benign finding. However, ERP has been associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death. The objectives of this study were to evaluate ERP in teenage athletes; investigate associations between ERP and echocardiographic findings of the left ventricle (LV); and to describe the impact of different sports disciplines on ERP.