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Matters of the athletic heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14971091     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Frequently an underwriter or medical director will question whether an increase in left ventricular mass represents pathologic left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) or physiologic changes related to exercise. The LVH condition reflects end-organ damage related to abnormal hemodynamic stresses and confers an increased morbidity and mortality risk. When left ventricular mass is increased because of exercise, measured changes represent a normal, healthy cardiovascular system responding to the demands of that exercise. This article summarizes medical findings that distinguish pathologic LVH from an "athletic heart."
Clifton P Titcomb
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of insurance medicine (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0743-6661     ISO Abbreviation:  J Insur Med     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-19     Completed Date:  2004-03-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8401468     Medline TA:  J Insur Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-82     Citation Subset:  T    
ING RE, 901 Chestnut Hills Parkway, Fort Wayne, IN 46814 USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Exercise / physiology*
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Insurance, Life
Ventricular Function*
Ventricular Remodeling / physiology*

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