Published: 2 November 2022
Author(s): Alexandre A Vetcher, Kirill V. Zhukov, Bagrat A. Gasparyan, Alexander Y. Shishonin
Issue: January 2023
Section: Letter to the Editor

This letter should be considered as a follow up comment to the recent publication in the European Journal of Internal Medicine on sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes [1]. The issue of SCD in athletes appears periodically as a required solution enigma with deep historical roots [1]. It was noticed in the 1960s [2] and firstly systematically analyzed in the 1980s [3]. The most interesting fact is that the healthiest looking youngsters are the subjects of such cases [4]. The observed recent increment in such cases [1] was logically attributed to the COVID-19 infection and vaccinations [5], but left behind the consideration namely the reason for it.


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