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Which layer of the heart enlarges in athletes?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heart

Myocardium.

In brief: Heart

Myocardium.
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