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Cardiac rehabilitation
Coronary artery disease in a competitive athlete. Is running always healthy?

Ewa Straburzyńska-Migaj, Adrian Gwizdała, Stefan Grajek
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(12):1424-1427.

open access

Vol 67, No 12 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-12-30
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

This case report presents a marathon runner who was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. We discuss the issue of evaluation of such patients with respect to continuation of competitive physical activity. The reported case shows that continued training involving above class IA-IIA sports is possible (however, long-distance running as well?) if a subject with single vessel disease after an effective PCI maintains close contact with his/her doctor and obeys the rules of safe training. On the other hand, it supports the thesis that regular working out, even in professional athletes, does not guarantee ‘healthy’ coronary arteries.

Abstract

This case report presents a marathon runner who was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. We discuss the issue of evaluation of such patients with respect to continuation of competitive physical activity. The reported case shows that continued training involving above class IA-IIA sports is possible (however, long-distance running as well?) if a subject with single vessel disease after an effective PCI maintains close contact with his/her doctor and obeys the rules of safe training. On the other hand, it supports the thesis that regular working out, even in professional athletes, does not guarantee ‘healthy’ coronary arteries.
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Keywords

competitive athlete; coronary artery disease; long-distance running

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Title

Cardiac rehabilitation
Coronary artery disease in a competitive athlete. Is running always healthy?

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 12 (2009)

Pages

1424-1427

Published online

2009-12-30

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(12):1424-1427.

Keywords

competitive athlete
coronary artery disease
long-distance running

Authors

Ewa Straburzyńska-Migaj
Adrian Gwizdała
Stefan Grajek

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