Posts Tagged ‘marathons’

November 11th, 2013

Case: An Ironman with a Proximal Circumflex Lesion

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A 48-year-old man who runs 4 to 6 Ironman races per year reports non-exertional chest pain and is referred for a stress echocardiogram. His two sisters suffered MIs and died in their fifties, and his brother underwent CABG at age 49. The patient goes for 17 minutes on the Bruce stress protocol, with lateral and anterolateral wall […]

January 12th, 2012

The Safety of the Long Distance Runner

Long distance runners may be lonely but they are not at high risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The RACER (Race Associated Cardiac Arrest Event Registry) investigators analyzed data from 10.9 million registered participants in marathons and half-marathons that took place in the U.S. during the first decade of this century. […]