Cardiomiopatia hipertrófica, atividade física e morte súbita

Published on Feb 1, 2002in Revista Brasileira De Medicina Do Esporte0.309
· DOI :10.1590/S1517-86922002000100004
Marcos Aurélio Brazão de Oliveira5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Federal Fluminense University)
A morte subita em atletas e um evento dramatico e tem sido demonstrado que, na maioria das vezes, se deve a doencas cardiovasculares congenitas ou adquiridas. O objetivo deste artigo e abordar alguns aspectos da cardiomiopatia hipertrofica, que e a principal causa de morte subita em atletas jovens, e sugerir medidas para prevenir essa condicao.
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