Athlete’s Heart


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A heart typical of trained athletes characterised by an increased left ventricular diastolic volume and increased thickness of the left ventricular wall, as seen by 2-D echocardiography; arrhythmias seen in athletes’ hearts are usually benign and include sinus bradycardia, wandering pacemaker, cardiac blocks, nodal rhythm, atrial fibrillation, ST segment and T-wave changes, increased P wave amplitude, and right ventricular hypertrophy