• SASMA 2017 Cape Town

    24 - 27 October 2017

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Blogs

DOPING IN SPORT…..IS IT A REAL PROBLEM?

By: Pierre Viviers

A BBC poll into the use of performance enhancing drugs at every level of sport concluded it “is fast becoming a crisis”. Results of the poll stated that 35% of amateur sports people say they know someone who has doped, and 8% said they had taken steroids. The investigation found that 49% of participants though that performance enhancing drugs are “easily available” (http://www.bbc.com/sport/38884801).

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CARDIOVASCULAR CARE IN ATHLETES…Pulsingforward

By: Pierre Viviers

Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) remains a leading cause of mortality in athletes during sport participation. A position statement by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) released at the end of 2016 and endorsed by 16 major international sports medicine and two cardiology societies (including SASMA) is regarded as a major step forward in the cardiovascular care of the athlete.

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