athletic heart


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ath·let·ic heart

hypertrophy of the heart supposedly caused by systematic athletic conditioning.
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It may be difficult to detect the difference between an athlete with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a life threatening condition, and athletic heart, a physiologic adaption to exercise.
The Smith Center, the athletic heart of the 191-year-old prep school, was beating with activity when Naadir Tharpe, sporting school-embroidered blue sweats and a vintage trooper hat that's currently all the rage, walked in and greeted a new acquaintance with an always-in-style smile and an old-school handshake.
The visitors arrive in good spirits after a creditable 2-2 midweek draw with Scarborougha result to give Athletic heart for the final.