The Impact of Sports Cardiology on Clinical Practice

  • A. Dagianti


Sports cardiology and clinical cardiology are similar in that they both deal with cardiovascular physiology. The former mainly concerns adaptations of the heart to physical exercise and the latter often deals with the morpho-functional changes in anatomy and physiology with respect to disease conditions both at rest and during exercise. For this reason the clinical cardiologist cannot ignore the wealth of cardiovascular physiology knowledge derived also from sports cardiology.


Coronary Blood Flow Endurance Athlete Myocardial Hypertrophy Maximal Oxygen Consumption Clinical Cardiology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Dagianti
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  1. 1.Department of Cardiorespiratory Diseases, Italian Society of Sports CardiologyUniversity “La Sapienza” RomeRomeItaly

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