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A Young Rower with an Unusual Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

  • Filippo M. Quattrini
  • Fernando Maria Di Paolo
  • Cataldo Pisicchio
  • Roberto Ciardo
  • Antonio Pelliccia
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Patient

This 18-year-old male, elite rower was referred for cardiologic evaluation to our Institution for the presence of abnormal repolarization pattern on the 12-lead ECG, performed elsewhere in the setting of national preparticipation screening program. The athlete was engaged in daily training sessions of approximately 6 hours(h), mostly on the water but also in the gym. He had competed in several international events, including Olympic Games, and was gold and silver medallist in the World Rowing Championship. The personal history was negative for symptoms or cardiac disease. The father had systemic hypertension with mild renal dysfunction. No other known cardiovascular diseases or premature (<50 years) sudden cardiac death among relatives were reported.

Keywords

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Myocardial Bridge Systolic Anterior Motion Abnormal Repolarization Cardiologic Evaluation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Filippo M. Quattrini
    • 1
  • Fernando Maria Di Paolo
    • 1
  • Cataldo Pisicchio
    • 1
  • Roberto Ciardo
    • 1
  • Antonio Pelliccia
  1. 1.Institute of Sport Medicine and Science, Italian National Olympic CommitteeDepartment of Sport MedicineRomeItaly

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