oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Cardiology: Cardiac developments in the athlete
|Article Title||Cardiology: Cardiac developments in the athlete|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Military Medical Institute, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1973|
|Pages||12 - 16|
|Keyword(s)||Bradycardia at rest, Catecholamine-induced, Circulatory demand, End-diastolic volume, Endurance athletes, Isometricor resistance exercises, Maximal oxygen consumption, Pumping capacity, Reduced heart rate and Stroke volume|
It is well documented that the size of the heart of an athlete is larger than the heart of his non-athletic counterpart. The enlargement represents true hypertrophy due to endurance exercise and constitutes a beneficial adjustment which characteristically regresses when exercise is discontinued.
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