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Considerations for racial differences in the athlete's heart.

Authors
  • Lewis, J F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cardiology clinics
Publication Date
May 01, 1992
Volume
10
Issue
2
Pages
329–333
Identifiers
PMID: 1576618
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Exercise training is associated with changes in left ventricular morphology commonly referred to as the athlete's heart. The magnitude of these changes appears to be due in part to the type, intensity, and duration of training. Certain athletes develop more marked alterations in left ventricular morphology, however. This raises the consideration of whether the cardiac response to athletic training may also be influenced by genetic or racial factors.

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