Coronary artery disease

In athletes older than 35 years coronary artery disease is the predominant cause of sudden death. Intensive exercise may lead to plaque rupture in athletes at risk, followed by myocardial infarction and malignant arrhythmias.

Contact person


Dr. med. Philipp Bohm


Tel.: +49 (0)681 302-70400

Fax: +49 (0)681 302-4296


Institut für Sport- und Präventivmedizin 

Saarland University

Campus B8 2

66123 Saarbrücken