Cardiovascular adaptation in athletes

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.


Autor / Fonte:Richard Kovacs, Aaron L Baggish Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine 2015 April 10
Link: http://www.tcmonline.org/article/S1050-1738(15)00118-8/abstract