pathophysiology, exercise, athlete's heart vs. hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, athlete's heart, hypertrophy, cardiovascular
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
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.
McKee, Hannah E., "The Pathophysiology of Athlete's Heart" (2017). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. 242.