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What Layer Of The Heart Enlarges In Athletes
Left ventricle: It is usually the left ventricle that enlarges (hypertrophies) in athletes. This is the main pumping chamber of the heart. Other areas can enlarge depending on the condition causing it. If concerned, get it checked out. You may need an EKG and an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iam athlete run/bike weightlift and I have an enlarged heart following a Paleolithic diet, since the hearts a muscle does this mean my heart is strong?
36m who is a track athlete and extremely healthy and fit. Recent EKG showed that I have athlete's heart. Is this the same as an enlarged heart?
Not sure: Your heart will grow as long as your body growths through the puberty and then will stop. Its size is roughly that of your fist. However, there are health conditions that will cause your heart to expand, but that's nothing to take loosely. It weakens your heart and predisposes you to complications. The larger the worse and it some point it will give just as a stretched gum gives when overstretched. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: All very fit athletes have big hearts, which is good, and all fat people have bit hearts which lets them carry the extra weight. The heart bulks like a bodybuidler's biceps when worked extra hard. High blood pressure and anemia are easy to understand, some hearts are malformed with dangerous enlargement as bumps in bad places. Many others. Clinical correlation required! ...Read more
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