Enfermedad de riesgo vital de origen respiratorio o alérgico en el deporte

Translated title of the contribution: Life-threatening respiratory diseases or allergies in sport

Franchek Drobnic, Anna Sala, Moisés Labrador, Viswanath Unnithan, Victoria Cardona

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There is a real possibility that physical activity endangers life, due to sports practice or a mismanaged disease, but is not always taken into account. Deaths while practicing sports and risk of a fatal outcome are low, and have been associated with cardiovascular problems. However, diseases of other biological systems, as well as an individual predisposition, can lead to a high risk situation while exercising. A brief review of respiratory diseases and allergies is presented, with advice and a warning in order that the patient may practice with the highest level of safety. It is also proposed the introduction of the life-threatening disease concept in the field of sports medicine is also proposed, with a rationalization of the concept of death in sport.
Translated title of the contributionLife-threatening respiratory diseases or allergies in sport
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalApunts. Medicina de l'Esport
Issue number185
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Nov 2014


  • life threatening disease
  • sudden death
  • asthma
  • anaphylaxis
  • spontaneous pneumothorax
  • pulmonary embolism


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