A 45-year-old member asked:
I have left ventricular hypertrophy with 60% reduction in the left ventricle doc says i should not b able to do stairs but i have just done an ironman?
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Cardiology 36 years experience
Feel okay now but: Very likely your heart is now affected due to thick heart, probably due to hypertension or other type of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, so strenuous exercise esp. Isometrics, weight lifting, and like can make this condition much worse and can even lead to sudden death. Competition exercise or marathon running is an absolute contraindication for these patients. Marathon athletes can develop cm.
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Cardiology 44 years experience
That's good: Congratulations! keep on keeping on!
4.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 12, 2015
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