Key Words: repolarisation anomalies, athlete's heart
syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
2002) Physiologic limits of left ventricular hypertrophy in elite junior athletes: relevance to differential diagnosis of athlete's heart
and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
The findings are "very surprising" and represent a departure in thought about athlete's heart
, which until now has been considered a harmless cardiac effect of athletic training, Dr.
The athlete's heart
syndrome is identified as all of the structural, electrical and functional changes developed in the heart to help maintain cardiac output increase with regular physical activity (1-6).
It's tough to distinguish athlete's heart
from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) when an athlete's left ventricular wall is thickened in a nondilated, normally contractile left ventricle with no systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve, said Dr.
These basic steps can provide a good insight into the young athlete's heart
1999) Sports-specific adaptations and differentiation of the athlete's heart
Conversely, in athletes without cardiovascular abnormalities, reduction in frequency of ventricular tachyarrhythmias and the absence of cardiac events in the follow-up support the benign clinical nature of these rhythm disturbances as another expression of athlete's heart
We have to be very in tune with our bodies, because the stress created by national and international competition is unequalled in terms of the potential short and long term impact on the athlete's heart
is considered a physiological phenomenon with no known harmful consequences.
Differences exist between an athlete's heart
and a non-athlete's heart
Performing regular ECGs on Chinese Olympic athletes will be an easy, non-invasive way to measure an athlete's heart
beat, establish a baseline and assist physicians in detecting any possible abnormalities.