Athlete’s heart

Intensive, prolonged training may slightly increase the size of the ventricles and thicken their walls. An ECG may show sinus bradycardia, increased QRS voltage, early repolarisation and T wave changes. Changes due to athlete’s heart are always asymptomatic and will reverse during a training-free period. Symptoms suggesting heart disease are an indication for further investigations.

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Medicine

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ISBN: 9788869302015