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Is Long-Distance Running Bad for Your Heart? | Care2 Healthy Living: A recent study looked at the heart function...

Is Long-Distance Running Bad for Your Heart? | Care2 Healthy Living: A recent study looked at the heart function...

Photo Courtesy Of: iStockphoto/Thinkstock A recent study looked at the heart function of 40 elite long-term endurance athletes after four endurance races of varying lengths. By measuring cardiac enzymes and taking ultrasounds, the researchers were able to measure the acute effects of extreme exercise on the heart. They found that: Right ventricular (RV) function diminished after races Blood levels of cardiac enzymes (markers for heart injury) increased The longer the race, the greater the decrease in RV function 12 percent of the athletes had scar tissue in their heart muscle detected on MRI scans one week after the race The authors of the study concluded that, “intense exercise causes dysfunction of the RV, but not the LV. Although short-term recovery appears complete, chronic changes may remain in many of the most practiced athletes.” Dr. John Mandrola, M.D. writes : “I’...

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