oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Sudden deaths in runners: Adverse cardiac effects of marathon running aetiology, treatment and prevention
|Article Title||Sudden deaths in runners: Adverse cardiac effects of marathon running aetiology, treatment and prevention|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 M.R.C. Ischaemic Heart Disease Research Unit, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Feb 1987|
|Pages||4 - 9|
|Keyword(s)||Aetiology, Aortic murmur, Coronary heart disease, Electrocardiographic abnormalities, Epigastric pain, Exertional symptoms, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Medical antecedents, Myocardial infarction, Myocardial ischaemia, State of training and Upper respiratory tract infections|
An on-going study being carried out in Cape Town is throwing new light on the question of cardiac disease in marathon runners. The medical practitioner must give more thought to the risks involved in marathon running which may be present in an asymptomatic population.
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