Raised troponin T and echocardiographic abnormalities after prolonged strenuous exercise--the Australian Ironman Triathlon.

@article{Tulloh2006RaisedTT,
  title={Raised troponin T and echocardiographic abnormalities after prolonged strenuous exercise--the Australian Ironman Triathlon.},
  author={L Tulloh and Dror Robinson and Akash Patel and Amy M Ware and Christopher Prendergast and David Sullivan and Lynne A Pressley},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={605-9}
}
BACKGROUND There is concern about whether cardiac damage occurs as a result of prolonged strenuous exercise. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether competing in a triathlon is associated with cardiac damage based on a sustained increase in cardiac troponin T (cTnT), and whether such an increase correlates with echocardiographic changes METHODS cTnT and echocardiographic measurements were made in 38 participants in the 2001 Australian ironman triathlon. cTnT was measured the day before… CONTINUE READING