Sports Cardiology - Pathology

Course Information
TitleΚαρδιολογία-Παθολογία Αθλουμένων / Sports Cardiology - Pathology
Interdepartmental ProgrammeIPPS Sports and Health (2018-today)
Collaborating SchoolsPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEvangelia Kouidi
Course ID600015186

Programme of Study: IPPS Sports and Health (2018-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Sports medicineCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)3210
Physical Exercise and HealthElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)3210

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The primary aim is to present the common exercise-induced disorders or those that may not be straightly connected to exercise (e.g. influence if the environment). Additional goal of this course is to provide all the necessary theoretical and practical information for the primary handling of some disorders during exercise.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
Preparticipation screening of athletes Common disorders during exercise and symptoms – estimation and handling Exercise-induced syndromes Diabetes mellitus, other metabolic disorders and exercise Asthma, exercise-induced bronchospasm Syncope – reason and handling Gastrointestinal and urinary disorders Anemia and exercise Chest pain, myocardial infarction Congestive heart disease – pulmonary edema Hypertension and exercise Cardiac adaptations from exercise training - Athlete's heart Atherosclerosis: primary and secondary prevention Sudden cardiac death of athletes arrhythmias and sports
athlete's heart, exercise-induced disorders, syncope
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Podcast
  • scientific articles, reviews
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
e-learning, power point presentations, reviews in pdf files
Course Organization
Reading Assigment25
Written assigments35
Student Assessment
written exams power point presentation, literature review of a specific relative topic
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Deligiannis A., Anastasakis A., Antoniades L., Bobotis G., Geleris P., Goudevenos J., Hahalis G., Kouidi E., Kranidis A., Kremastinos D., Lekakis J., Parcharidis G., Pyrgakis V., Rontogiannis G., Stefanadis C., Styliadis I., Vardas P. Recommendations for the cardiovascular screening of athletes. Hellenic J Cardiol 2010; 51(6):530-7. 2. Vanhees L, Geladas N, Hansen D, Kouidi E, Niebauer J, Reiner Z, Cornelissen V, Adamopoulos S, Prescott E, Börjesson M; on behalf of the writing group. Importance of characteristics and modalities of physical activity and exercise in the management of cardiovascular health in individuals with cardiovascular risk factors: recommendations from the EACPR (Part II). Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2012; 19(5):1005-33 3. Corrado D, Pelliccia A, Heidbuchel H, Sharma S, Link M, Basso C, Biffi A, Buja G, Delise P, Gussac I, Anastasakis A, Borjesson M, Bjørnstad HH, Carrè F, Deligiannis A, Dugmore D, Fagard R, Hoogsteen J, Mellwig KP, Panhuyzen-Goedkoop N, Solberg E, Vanhees L, Drezner J, Estes NA 3rd, Iliceto S, Maron BJ, Peidro R, Schwartz PJ, Stein R, Thiene G, Zeppilli P, McKenna WJ; Section of Sports Cardiology, European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. Recommendations for interpretation of 12-lead electrocardiogram in the athlete. Eur Heart J. 2010; 31(2):243-59. 4. Garber CE, Blissmer B, Deschenes MR, Franklin BA, Lamonte MJ, Lee IM, Nieman DC, Swain DP. American College of Sports Medicine position stand. Quantity and quality of exercise for developing and maintaining cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, and neuromotor fitness in apparently healthy adults: guidance for prescribing exercise Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011; 43(7):1334-59. 5. American College of Sports Medicine. American College of Sports Medicine position stand. Progression models in resistance training for healthy adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2009; 41(3):687-708. 6. Vanhees L, De Sutter J, GeladaS N, Doyle F, Prescott E, Cornelissen V, Kouidi E, Dugmore D, Vanuzzo D, Börjesson M, Doherty P; EACPR. Importance of characteristics and modalities of physical activity and exercise in defining the benefits to cardiovascular health within the general population: recommendations from the EACPR (Part I). Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2012; 19(4): 670-86. 7. Churilla JR, Johnson TM, Magyari PM, Crouter SE Descriptive analysis of resistance exercise and metabolic syndrome. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2012; 6(1):42-7. 8. O'Donovan G, Blazevich AJ, Boreham C, Cooper AR, Crank H, Ekelund U, Fox KR, Gately P, Giles-Corti B, Gill JM, Hamer M, McDermott I, Murphy M, Mutrie N, Reilly JJ, Saxton JM, Stamatakis E. The ABC of Physical Activity for Health: a consensus statement from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences J Sports Sci. 2010; 28(6):573-91. 9. Linke A, Erbs S, Hambrecht R. Exercise and the coronary circulation-alterations and adaptations in coronary artery disease. Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2006; 48: 270-284. 10. Meyer AA, Kundt G, Lenschow U, Schuff-Werner P, Kienast W. Improvement of early vascular changes and cardiovascular risk factors in obese children after a six-month exercise program. J Am Coll Cardiol 2006; 48: 1865-70. 11. Deligiannis A, Björnstad H, Carre F, Heidbüchel H, Kouidi E, Panhuyzen-Goedkoop NM, Pigozzi F, Schänzer W, Vanhees L; ESC Study Group of Sports Cardiology. ESC study group of sports cardiology position paper on adverse cardiovascular effects of doping in athletes. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 2006;13(5):687-94. 12. Okura T, Rankinen T, Gagnon J, et al. Effect of regular exercise on homocysteine concentrations: the HERITAGE family study. Eur J Appl Physiol 2006; 98: 394-401. 13. Ostergard T, Nyholm B, Hansen TK, et al. Endothelial function and biochemical vascular markers in first-degree relatives of type 2 diabetic patients: the effect of exercise training. Metabolism 2006; 55: 1508-1515. 14. Pagkalos M, Koutlianos N, Kouidi E, Pagkalos E, Mandroukas K, Deliagiannis A. Heart rate variability modifications following exercise training in type 2 diabetic patients with definite cardiac autonomic neuropathy. Br J Sports Med 2008; 42: 47-54
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