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Exercise-associated collapse: postural hypotension, or something deadlier?
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PMID:  20086459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Exercise-associated collapse (EAC) is the most common reason that athletes are treated in the medical tent following an endurance event. The pathophysiology of EAC is postural hypotension that results when the loss of muscle pumping action caused by the cessation of exercise is combined with cutaneous vasodilation. EAC usually occurs after an athlete crosses the finish line. If an athlete collapses during a race, then another serious medical cause is more likely. A brief assessment of the collapsed athlete should be carried out to obtain a working diagnosis. Prompt treatment of EAC includes elevating the legs and pelvis of the athlete.
Authors:
Dale B Speedy; Timothy D Noakes; Lucy-May Holtzhausen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ. dalespeedy@e3.net.nz.
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