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Presse Med. 2015 Jul-Aug;44(7-8):812-20. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2015.07.002. Epub 2015 Aug 12.

[News in sport's cardiology: too much sport harmful for the heart?].

[Article in French]

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Université Rennes 1, hôpital Pontchaillou, Inserm U 1099, 35033 Rennes cedex, France. Electronic address:


Essentials moderate and regular physical activity is beneficial at any age and whatever medical and surgical history. His practice must always be encouraged. The practice of a sport competition has no additional health benefit. The signs of athlete's heart may exit standards, we must know them to prevent against abusive indications. In some typically male subjects a priori predisposed veterans and often a sport, especially too intensive endurance can be harmful to the cardiovascular system. Orthostatic intolerance and atrial fibrillation are the most frequent, the decrease of sport is justified. Current scientific evidence is not sufficiently substantiated to routinely advising against an intense sport endurance. However, after 60years it should prevent the sporting potential risks of too intensive sports practice and discourage him practice with a competitive spirit.

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