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Subject:  Extreme Endurance Training Cardiomyopathy Date:  12/12/2012  7:26 AM
Author:  jjbklb Number:  23281 of 23827

Phidippides Cardiomyopathy: Extreme Endurance Training Finally Being Recongized


In one study, approximately 12 per cent of apparently healthy marathon runners showed evidence for patchy myocardial scarring, and the coronary heart disease event rate during a two-year follow up was significantly higher in marathon runners than in runners not doing marathons .. [i]t had been known that elite-level athletes commonly develop abnormal electrocardiogram readings.