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New research links endurance exercise to damage in the right ventricle of the heart

7 December 2011

Researcher published in the European Heart Journal has found the first evidence that some athletes who take part in extreme endurance exercise such as marathons, endurance triathlons, alpine cycling or ultra triathlons may incur damage to the right ventricles of their hearts – one of the four chambers in the heart involved in pumping blood around the body.

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