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Return to Competition Following Covid-19 [Article]

Covid-19 infection is known to cause cardiovascular injury. However, the incidence of silent cardiac injury after recovery from Covid-19 is unknown. If any potential cardiac damage in athletes is left unidentified and return to play happens too quickly, cardiac dysfunction or sudden cardiac death could result. This article provides details of the tests and monitoring necessary to evaluate any potential cardiac injury in athletes after Covid-19 infection, as well as details of how to support their safe return to sport with a graduated return-to-play programme. Login or register a free account below to access the contents, key points and discussion questions that accompany the article.

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