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Acute pulmonary edema during a triathlon occurrence in a trained athlete.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19606798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prolonged, strenuous exercise is associated with muscle injury; this may become permanent if there is insufficient time to rest between bouts of endurance exercise. We present here the experience of a 36 year old athlete who developed myocardial injury and pulmonary edema during a triathlon. Within 24-hours, after receiving furosemide 40 mg every 8 hours and oxygen, his pulmonary edema disappeared. The serum troponin became transiently elevated as it happens with a myocardial infarction but no electrocardiographic changes occurred. It is concluded that strenuous exercises may cause myocardial injury with a transient decrease of ventricular function and pulmonary edema. The possibility of some permanent damage cannot be excluded.
José L Boggio-Alarco; Francisco Jaume-Anselmi; Jose Ramirez-Rivera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0004-4849     ISO Abbreviation:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Publication Date:    2006 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-17     Completed Date:  2009-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505267     Medline TA:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Country:  Puerto Rico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  110-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital la Concepción, P.O. Box 285, San German, PR.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Pulmonary Edema / etiology*

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