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Are There Clinical Cardiac Complications From Too Much Exercise?

Eijsvogels, TM and Thompson, PD (2017) Are There Clinical Cardiac Complications From Too Much Exercise? Current Sports Medicine Reports, 16 (1). pp. 9-11. ISSN 1537-8918

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Abstract

The dose-response association between physical activity and cardiovascular outcomes is well described (10). As little as 15 min·d−1 of moderate-intensity exercise significantly lowers the risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Greater volumes yield greater cardiovascular benefit. However, the impact of extreme volumes of exercise on cardiovascular health is under debate (9), because some studies present evidence of adverse clinical outcomes in endurance athletes who perform exercise volumes at the extreme upper end of the physical activity continuum. These observations raise the possibility that high doses of exercise have deleterious cardiac effects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: American College of Sports Medicine
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Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 12:35
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 10:13
DOI or Identification number: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000322
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5323

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