BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.01.2012.5520
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Electrocardiographic changes in an athlete before and after detraining

  1. Sanjay Sharma
  1. Cardiovascular Sciences Department, St George’s University London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Saqib Ghani, saqibghani{at}


A young Caucasian female professional athlete underwent a 12-lead ECG as a part of preparticipation cardiovascular screening. She trained and exercised for an average 20 h per week. There were no symptoms or relevant family history reported, and cardiovascular examination was normal. The ECG exhibited T-wave inversion in the inferior and lateral leads (figure 1). These ECG findings were considered abnormal, and warranted further investigations based on recent …

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