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.
- life threatening disease
- sudden death
- spontaneous pneumothorax
- pulmonary embolism
Drobnic, F., Sala, A., Labrador, M., Unnithan, V., & Cardona, V. (2014). Enfermedad de riesgo vital de origen respiratorio o alérgico en el deporte. Apunts. Medicina de l'Esport, 50(185), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apunts.2014.05.001