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An Athlete with Ischemic Pattern on Exercise ECG

  • Elvira DeBlasiis
  • Fernando Maria Di Paolo
  • Antonio Pelliccia
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Patient

This is a 28-year-old, male athlete who was selected in 2003 as a member of the Italian National Rowing Team because of his excellent athletic achievements. Personal history was negative for CV diseases or any cardiac symptoms. He was a non-smoker and he denied use of drugs or medicaments. Family history was positive for systemic hypertension and diabetes, but no history of ischemic heart disease or premature sudden death was reported in close relatives.

Keywords

Left Bundle Branch Block Left Ventricular Cavity Myocardial Bridge Coronary Artery Anomaly Left Ventricular Morphology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elvira DeBlasiis
    • 1
  • Fernando Maria Di Paolo
    • 1
  • Antonio Pelliccia
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Sports Medicine and Science, Italian National Olympic CommitteeDepartment of Sport Medicine, Largo Piero GabrielliItaly

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