› The aim of this project was to create a national database to determine sports-related sudden cardiac event (SCE) burden in Luxembourg. › Systematic data collection was carried out from 2015 until 2019 (5 years). Cases of SCE met the following criteria: (1) any major cardiac adverse event, (2) occurring during or until one hour after a sports activity (3) on national territory or outside Luxembourg by a Luxembourgish resident or sports license holder. The victim or family were contacted to inquire on the SCE by means of a standardized questionnaire. › In total, 43 SCE cases were registered. The incidence was 2.6 cases/year/100000 physically active inhabitants. The 43 events occurred in 41 persons (40 males, 1 female), at an average age of 49.7 years. Seventeen events were fatal. The most concerned sports were cycling (17 cases), followed by football (5), and running (4). Twenty-four victims suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, of which 16 received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Eight (33%) of those survived. The survival rate was highest in patients receiving immediate CPR after SCE. › The incidence of SCE related to sports in Luxembourg is relatively high and mainly affects middle-aged men during cycling. Bystander CPR significantly improves the chances of survival.
|Translated title of the contribution||Five Years-Results of a Nationwide Database on Sudden Cardiac Events in Sports Practice in Luxembourg|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Sportmedizin|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
- Cardiac Arrest
- Chances of Survival