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Sudden Cardiac Arrest & Genetic Disorders
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:28

Heart Abnormalities More Common in Athletes

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A heart characteristic linked to sudden cardiac death is more common in athletes than non-athletes, and black male athletes are much more likely to have this characteristic than other athletes, a new study finds.

The characteristic -- left-ventricular hyper-trabeculation (LVHT) -- is a feature of certain types of cardiomyopathy (chronic disease of the heart muscle). The abnormality is the leading cause of exercise-related sudden cardiac death in athletes.

Read the full U.S. News Health article here.

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