athlete's heart


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Noun1.athlete's heart - enlarged heart commonly found among athletes trained for enduranceathlete's heart - enlarged heart commonly found among athletes trained for endurance
ticker, heart, pump - the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
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Barbier J, Ville N, Kervio G, Walther G, Carre F, Sports-specific features of athlete's heart and their relation to echo-cardiographic parameters.
Pre-participation screening aims to qualify athletes for competitive sports and must often discriminate between athlete's heart (AH) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
It is absolutely vital that clinicians carrying out pre-participation screening in elite athletes are carried out by expert cardiologists with specific experience of the athlete's heart -- which can look and behave differently to a non-athlete's," Cox said.
Athletic heart syndrome, sometimes known as athlete's heart syndrome, is a condition that can occur after prolonged periods of exercise, in which the athlete's heart modifies its structure.
The explanation is longer than we have space for here; however, what we do know is that the athlete's heart is an exceptional pump.
Everybody deceived themselves into believing that they had an athlete's heart by either enduring the cold water for less or more time than previously - depending upon the lie they were told.
The myocardial adaptations of the athlete's heart have been well described (1).
The school staff, trained to use a defibrillator just one week earlier, averted tragedy when they restarted the young athlete's heart with a single shock.
Another feature of the athlete's heart is an enlargement of the heart's main pumping chamber, known as left ventricular hypertrophy, or LVH.
For some reason, the overtrained athlete's heart response to running is dampened.
He was just 4, when his father, Bill, died suddenly of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the same condition commonly known as athlete's heart, which killed Pete Maravich.