Definition of Athlete's heart

1. Noun. Enlarged heart commonly found among athletes trained for endurance.

Generic synonyms: Heart, Pump, Ticker



Medical Definition of Athlete's heart

1. A more or less loose designation for cardiac findings in healthy athletes that would be or could be abnormal in patients with disease, including atrioventricular blocks, left ventricular hypertrophy and, sometimes, benign arrhythmias and atrioventricular blocks. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Athlete's heart

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1. Dietetics; Or, Food in Health and Disease by William Tibbles (1914)
"... avoiding strain, until their heart gains strength and they are able to perform feats of endurance. The Athlete-s Heart.—This is a simple hypertrophy due ..."

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