Cardiovascular adaptation in athletes

Richard Kovacs, Aaron L. Baggish

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Abstract

Millions of athletes train for and participate in competitive athletics each year. Many of these athletes will present to a cardiovascular specialist with signs or symptoms that might indicate heart disease and these athletes/patients will ask for advice on their ability to continue to train and compete safely. By virtue of their training, athletes' hearts may undergo significant structural and electrical change, presenting a special challenge for the cardiovascular specialist. It is important to understand normal adaptive changes in order to separate normal physiology from pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-52
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Athlete
  • Athlete[U+05F3]s heart
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Exercise
  • Hypertrophy
  • Sports cardiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Cardiovascular adaptation in athletes. / Kovacs, Richard; Baggish, Aaron L.

In: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 46-52.

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Kovacs, Richard ; Baggish, Aaron L. / Cardiovascular adaptation in athletes. In: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 46-52.
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