The heart of trained athletes: cardiac remodeling and the risks of sports, including sudden death.

@article{Maron2006TheHO,
  title={The heart of trained athletes: cardiac remodeling and the risks of sports, including sudden death.},
  author={Barry Joel Maron and Antonio Pelliccia},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2006},
  volume={114 15},
  pages={1633-44}
}
Young competitive athletes are widely regarded as a special subgroup of healthy individuals with a unique lifestyle who are seemingly invulnerable and often capable of extraordinary physical achievement.1–3 For more than 100 years, there has been considerable interest in the effects of intense athletic conditioning on the cardiovascular system.4–27 The advent of echocardiography more than 30 years ago provided a noninvasive quantitative assessment of cardiac remodeling associated with… CONTINUE READING
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