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Cardiac hypertrophy and how it may break an athlete's heart--the Cypriot case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15992717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: This is a case report of an athlete whose professional football career was transiently terminated because of the presumed diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: The diagnosis was based on electrocardiographic repolarisation changes. The ECGs, treadmill exercise tests (Bruce protocol) and echo examinations at the time of his active training and several years after termination of his professional career are discussed. No hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was documented by ultrasound examination. CONCLUSIONS: The distinction between physiological athlete's heart and pathological conditions has critical implications for professional athletes. Criteria and guidelines for screening of athletes in competitive sports are recommended.
C E Chee; C P Anastassiades; A G Antonopoulos; A A Petsas; L C Anastassiades
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2005-01-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1525-2167     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-04     Completed Date:  2005-12-07     Revised Date:  2006-07-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Middlesex Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mortimer Street, London W1T 3AA, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomegaly / ultrasonography*
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / ultrasonography*
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / prevention & control*
Diagnosis, Differential
Referral and Consultation
Comment In:
Eur J Echocardiogr. 2006 Mar;7(2):182-3; author reply 184   [PMID:  16361118 ]

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