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The athlete's heart

The athlete's heart Education in Heart MYOCARDIAL DISEASE 1,2 2,3 David L Prior, Andre La Gerche Additional references are Athlete’s heart is the term given to the complex of have been used to describe this, but, put simply, published online only. To view structural, functional, and electrical remodelling pure endurance sports tend to place a high dynamic these references please visit the that accompanies regular athletic training. It is an (isotonic) load on working muscles, and pure journal online (http://heart.bmj. important physiological adaption which helps strength sports place a high static (isometric) load com/content/98/12.toc). athletes perform better in physical tasks than non- on the muscles. Dynamic exercise results in Department of Cardiology, St athletes and one of the physiological changes that increased cardiac output through increases in heart Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, may make a good athlete great. The fact that the rate and stroke volume, reduced peripheral resis- Australia Department of Medicine, St heart of an athlete is different to the non-athlete’s tance and a moderate increase in systemic blood Vincent’s Hospital, University of was recognised in the late 19th century based on pressure. Thus the load to which the heart is Melbourne, Melbourne, clinical examination, with the recognition of subjected is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Heart British Medical Journal

The athlete's heart

Heart , Volume 98 (12) – Jun 15, 2012

The athlete's heart

Heart , Volume 98 (12) – Jun 15, 2012

Abstract

Education in Heart MYOCARDIAL DISEASE 1,2 2,3 David L Prior, Andre La Gerche Additional references are Athlete’s heart is the term given to the complex of have been used to describe this, but, put simply, published online only. To view structural, functional, and electrical remodelling pure endurance sports tend to place a high dynamic these references please visit the that accompanies regular athletic training. It is an (isotonic) load on working muscles, and pure journal online (http://heart.bmj. important physiological adaption which helps strength sports place a high static (isometric) load com/content/98/12.toc). athletes perform better in physical tasks than non- on the muscles. Dynamic exercise results in Department of Cardiology, St athletes and one of the physiological changes that increased cardiac output through increases in heart Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, may make a good athlete great. The fact that the rate and stroke volume, reduced peripheral resis- Australia Department of Medicine, St heart of an athlete is different to the non-athlete’s tance and a moderate increase in systemic blood Vincent’s Hospital, University of was recognised in the late 19th century based on pressure. Thus the load to which the heart is Melbourne, Melbourne, clinical examination, with the recognition of subjected is

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
Copyright
© 2012, Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.
ISSN
1355-6037
eISSN
1468-201X
DOI
10.1136/heartjnl-2011-301329
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Abstract

Education in Heart MYOCARDIAL DISEASE 1,2 2,3 David L Prior, Andre La Gerche Additional references are Athlete’s heart is the term given to the complex of have been used to describe this, but, put simply, published online only. To view structural, functional, and electrical remodelling pure endurance sports tend to place a high dynamic these references please visit the that accompanies regular athletic training. It is an (isotonic) load on working muscles, and pure journal online (http://heart.bmj. important physiological adaption which helps strength sports place a high static (isometric) load com/content/98/12.toc). athletes perform better in physical tasks than non- on the muscles. Dynamic exercise results in Department of Cardiology, St athletes and one of the physiological changes that increased cardiac output through increases in heart Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, may make a good athlete great. The fact that the rate and stroke volume, reduced peripheral resis- Australia Department of Medicine, St heart of an athlete is different to the non-athlete’s tance and a moderate increase in systemic blood Vincent’s Hospital, University of was recognised in the late 19th century based on pressure. Thus the load to which the heart is Melbourne, Melbourne, clinical examination, with the recognition of subjected is

Journal

HeartBritish Medical Journal

Published: Jun 15, 2012

Keywords: Heartathleteexercise physiologyventricular remodellingsportssystolic dysfunctiondiastolic dysfunctionsystolic heart failureechocardiographycardiac functionstresspulmonary arterial hypertension

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