oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Cardiology: Cardiac developments in the athlete

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



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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