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Deconditioning the athletic heart
  1. Andrew R J Mitchell,
  2. Hamish I MacLachlan,
  3. Pierre Le Page
  1. Department of Cardiology, Jersey General Hospital, Jersey, Channel Islands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andrew R J Mitchell, mail{at}

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A 42-year-old competitive runner was referred for cardiac screening following the death of one of his running partners from a cardiomyopathy. He had no significant cardiac symptoms and there was no family history of a cardiomyopathy. Baseline ECG and echocardiography were abnormal with deep T-wave inversion in leads V1–V3 (figure 1A), mild left ventricular …

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