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    Sudden cardiac death in athletes.
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    I thought this is a pretty nice summary for those interested.

    http://reference.medscape.com/featur...1&faf=1#page=1
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    Gotta lose the caffeine. I used to not use it before workouts since it's a vasoconstrictor. But encouraged by some studies I started trying it, and man, some of my best workout performances came after plenty of caffeine. Now granted, I'm an extreme morning guy (My run started yesterday morning at 3:45), so that plays into it. But my doctor now has me on lisinopril and I'm slowly weaning myself off the caffeine (stopping cold turkey makes my head pound).

    Absolutely no more 5-hour Energy!

    On a side note, I was hospitalized 5 years ago with a stomach virus and extreme dehydration. They saw some heart activity that concerned them and ran some tests. The doctor came in to explain something about a very slightly enlarged heart. When I asked (thinking to impress him with my knowledge) if it was perhaps an enlarged ventricle due to my lifestyle, he replied matter-of-factly, "No, that's not it. You don't have an athletic heart."

    3 days in the hospital and that's my main takeaway to this day.
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    I went in last year for a colonoscopy and the nurses were a bit squeamish with my heart data while my family practice doc (who was doing the procedure, one he does a lot) was not so concerned. It did get to be a bit of a pain when their monitor would go off every time my HR went down to 40.
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    So PLA2 mutation is known as the Grinkov risk factor. Are there other medical anomalies or pathologies named after athletes?
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