ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Myocardial Fibrosis Seen in Competitive Male Triathletes


In the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Dr. Jitka Starekova from University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany pointed out that competitive male triathletes may be at increased risk for non-ischemic myocardial fibrosis which may later lead to heart failure and arrhythmia. The authors found evidence of non-ischemic myocardial fibrosis, detected by late-gadolinium-enhancement cardiac MRI, in the left ventricle in men but in none of the women included in this study.



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