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Cardiovascular changes in athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2672749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Athletic training commonly increases left ventricular and diastolic volume and left ventricular wall thickness within weeks to months of the beginning of vigorous conditioning. Bradycardia is usual and a third heart sound is frequently audible. A systolic heart murmur is present in 30 to 50 percent of athletes. An increased PR interval, widening of the QRS complex and repolarization alterations are among the most common electrocardiographic abnormalities. Cardiomegaly and a globular heart are characteristically seen on chest radiographs.
B Mukerji; M A Alpert; V Mukerji
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-28     Completed Date:  1989-09-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-75     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Missouri Health Sciences Center, Columbia.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological*
Death, Sudden / etiology
Heart / physiology*,  physiopathology
Heart Diseases / diagnosis
Comment In:
Am Fam Physician. 1990 May;41(5):1398   [PMID:  2333819 ]

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