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heart

(Essential part), noun core, essence, marrow, nerve, nucleus, pith, sum and substance
Associated concepts: heart of the case, heart of the pleadings

heart

(Fortitude), noun ardor, backbone, doughtiness, fearlessness, fervor, focus, gallantry, intestinal fortitude, mettle, spirit, substance, toleration, valor

heart

(Kindness), noun altruism, benevolence, clemency, compassion, gentleness, grace, humanity, kind offices, kind treatment, leniency, magnanimity, mercy, pity, sympathy, temperament, tenderness
See also: center, confidence, consequence, cornerstone, essence, faith, focus, frame, main point, significance, substance
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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 condition.
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 (13).
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.
Athlete's heart is considered a physiological phenomenon with no known harmful consequences.
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.