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The letter by Kindermann is an important and up to date addition. The relevant consensus paper was not available at the time our article went to press. This recommendation should be applied in any scenario to evaluate a resting ECG. We wish to point out that during the publication process, several other publications appeared on the subject of ion channel disorders and cardiomyopathies, especially right ventricular cardiomyopathies. As always in the case of such a publication, it is incumbent on readers to familiarize themselves with the recent literature.

Even total AV block in athletes always requires a thorough investigation.

It remains for me to add that shortly, a multicenter study will start in Germany in order to investigate conspicuous ECG findings in athletes. Important information on this subject are expected from this prospective study.

DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2011.0010b

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Sportwiss. Dieter Leyk
Dr. med. Jochen Hansel

Prof. Dr. med. Herbert Löllgen
Daniel-Schürmann-Str. 14
42853 Remscheid, Germany
herbert.loellgen@gmx.de

Conflict of interest statement
The authors of both contributions declare that no conflict of interest exists according to the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

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1.Löllgen H, Leyk D, Hansel J: The pre-participation examination for
leisure time physical activity: general medical and cardiological
issues. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107(42): 742–9. VOLLTEXT