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Congenital anomalies of the coronary arteries: what consequences do they have in athletes?

It often happens to read in the newspapers that some young athlete died suddenly or was miraculously revived on the playing fields. The cause of these events is almost always determined by a cardiac pathology which is not easy to find in pre-competitive medical-sport evaluations; however, the most insidious, most silent and occult of all potentially malignant anomalies is the unusual origin of the coronary arteries

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is defined by the association of some anthropometric alterations, such as waist circumference, with some functional parameters, such as high blood sugar (above 100 mg/dL), levels of high density lipoproteins called HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) (< 40 mg/dL in men and < 50 mg/dL in women), triglycerides (≥ 150 mg/dL), and blood pressure (≥ 130/85)

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