The Tactical Athlete: Definitions, Cardiovascular Assessment, and Management, and "Fit for Duty" Standards

Jennifer Xu, Mark C. Haigney, Benjamin D. Levine, Elizabeth H. Dineen

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Abstract

Tactical athletes are individuals in the military, law enforcement, and other professions whose occupations have significant physical fitness requirements coupled with the potential for exposure to life-threatening situations. Such exposures can have varied hemodynamic effects on the cardiovascular system. It is crucial that their clinical evaluation is inclusive of specific occupational requirements. Safety protocols regarding medical clearance are relatively more stringent for this population than for competitive athletes due to the increased impact to the tactical athlete, their team, and the population they aim to serve and protect should they experience a cardiovascular event on the job.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-105
Number of pages13
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2024
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular screening
  • Firefighter
  • Law enforcement
  • Military
  • Tactical athlete

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