Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 7-22-2017

Document Type

Project

Course Number

N5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John Chovan

Keywords

pathophysiology, exercise, athlete's heart vs. hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, athlete's heart, hypertrophy, cardiovascular

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Athlete's heart is a condition resulting from high intensity exercise over a long period of time. Due to the increased workload of the body, the heart creates pathophysiologic changes to compensate for the increased demand. These changes are similar to those found in the diseased heart of a person with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It is important to recognize athlete's heart and be able to differentiate between the pathophysiologic changes in athlete's heart and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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Nursing Commons

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