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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-34

The significance of “contractile reserve” in the echocardiographic assessment of athletic heart syndrome


Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

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Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester 55905, MN
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_48_19

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The clinical distinction between athlete's heart and structural heart disease in the echocardiography laboratory is often challenging. We present a case where athletic heart syndrome was promptly differentiated from pathology with a simple maneuver during echocardiography.


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