Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Purpose: The purpose of this article is to review safe and effective routine screenings and return to play for providers for myocarditis in athletes post COVID-19 infection.

Method: This clinical review was completed using applicable articles found through PubMed literature as the search engine. The search was performed using the terms COVID-19, myocarditis, and athletes.

Results: Evidence-based research is still needed to continue to update safe and effective screenings and return to play for athletes with myocarditis post COVID-19.

Conclusion: COVID-19 infection has been shown to cause many complications in patients. There has been a high number of previously healthy athletes found to have some pericardial involvement after infection. There have been some studies conducted regarding return to play for athletes with myocarditis, however, further research should be conducted to continue to adapt recommendations to providers for safe screening methods for athletes return to play post COVID-19 infection.


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