ERIC Number: EJ656604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
The Athletic Heart Syndrome: Ruling Out Cardiac Pathologies.
Puffer, James C.
Physician and Sportsmedicine, v30 n7 p41-47 Jul 2002
People who participate in regular vigorous or strenuous physical activities undergo significant changes in cardiac structure and function. Occasionally, these changes may be confused with those of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Differentiating between athletic heart syndrome and HCM requires careful examination. ECG and echocardiograms may be helpful, but other technologies such as detraining can also be useful in resolving the issue. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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