‘Surprisingly high’ incidence of cardiovascular conditions among Olympic athletes

May 18, 2015 3:45 PM

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The researchers behind the study, from the Institute of Sport Medicine and Science of the Italian Olympic Committee in Rome, Italy, presented their findings at EuroPRevent 2015, the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation’s showcase congress.

“Even Olympic athletes,” says author Dr. Paulo Emilio Adami, “regardless of their superior physical performance and astonishing achievements, showed an unexpected large prevalence of cardiovascular abnormalities, including life-threatening conditions.”

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