The symposium on sports cardiology in Salzburg started with some interesting presentations on cardiac rehabilitation and results of recent research in Austria. Besides sayings like the current medicine, like we do it right now, exists only because the human being is that enduring, it was again essential that exercise is the best medicine and that many (cardiac) diseases can be well treated with any drugs – just use the polypill exercise.
A great issue was the performance tests and screening. The costs are still not covered by health insurances, some countries require screenings already in recreational athletes and found that the risks of cardiac events during competition was reduced (e.g. Italy).
Talks were followed by interesting discussions and breaks were used to intensify certain points of views. Summa summarum, the symposium was a success, cu in 2017!