• More than fifty names of athletes who are all deceased or victims of heart problems are relayed on social networks.

    This list, which implies a link between the anti-Covid-19 vaccination and these disorders, is shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook.

  • This list should be taken with caution.

    The vaccination status of all of these men and women is not known.

    In addition, not all of these athletes died from heart problems.

  • "In recent months, on the population of 6.7 million inhabitants of Ile-de-France that we monitor daily, we have not observed a significant increase in the number of cases of sudden death of the athlete", underlines with

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    Eloi Marijon , cardiologist and researcher at the Sudden Death Expertise Center in Paris.

Over 33,000 shares in one week.

A list of around fifty athlete names is shared virally on Facebook.

There are a few names of athletes who have taken part in international competitions, such as New Zealand cyclist Olivia Podmore, but also athletes who played at the local level.

All of them are said to have died or suffered from heart problems.

The Internet user who relays this list pretends to wonder: "Could it be because of climate change?"

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The link with the vaccination against Covid-19 is implied.

The list is also relayed on forums or other social networks.

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This list does not specify whether these athletes were vaccinated.

And for good reason: their vaccination status is not known for each of them.

In addition, not all of the people listed died from heart attacks.

For example, American football player Tirrell Williams, in third place on the list, probably died of "sunstroke" after training in extreme conditions, according to the American press.

As for Okafor Kelechi, the Nigerian football player named after him, his head hit a stone on the ground when he fell after trying to make a header, said one of his teammates.

New Zealand cyclist Olivia Podmore is believed to have died by suicide.

An investigation has also found suicide in the death of American athlete Cameron Burrell.

The young American football player Nickolas Lawrinas for his part died of a "natural death", probably caused by "epilepsy", according to an autopsy report cited by a local American media.

"No significant increase in the number of cases of sudden athlete death observed"

Despite the inconsistencies in this list, should we be concerned about the risk of sudden death in athletes?

"In recent months, on the population of 6.7 million inhabitants of Ile-de-France that we monitor daily, we have not observed a significant increase in the number of cases of sudden death of the athlete", underlines with

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Eloi Marijon , cardiologist and researcher at the Sudden Death Expertise Center in Paris.

This center has been monitoring all sudden deaths in four departments of Île de France for ten years.

"When there is an extra-hospital cardiac arrest, we are alerted directly", recalls the specialist.

In France, 40 to 50 cases of sudden death per year in young athletes who compete

"The sudden death of the young athlete remains exceptional, in particular in women", details Eloi Marijon: "It is estimated at 40,000 the number of sudden deaths per year in France.

Of these 40,000, there are 800 to 1,000 during sport.

Of those 1,000, only 40 to 50 occur in young athletes [under 35] who compete.

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If you are an athlete, should you be afraid of developing post-vaccine myocarditis?

"The incidence of post-vaccine myocarditis remains exceptional, as recently reported in the United States", develops the specialist.

Why can athletes, who may appear to be in good health, be victims of these cardiac arrests? Having “underlying heart disease” is a risk factor. “The problem is, you don't necessarily know you have a sick heart. "" In 80% of cases [of sudden death], it is an anomaly of the coronary arteries which supply the heart, adds Eloi Marijon. In young subjects, hereditary genetic pathologies may also be involved. "

No way, however, to stop the weekly jogging or the lengths at the municipal swimming pool.

The doctor recommends following the ten golden rules of sports cardiologists, "in particular not to do sports when you have a fever".

In addition, staying active on a daily basis decreases the risk of sudden death in the medium and long term.

"Sport is above all beneficial for health", concludes the cardiologist.

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