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The implications of an increase in cardiac troponin after prolonged endurance exercise

G. Whyte, N. Stephens, R. Senior, K. George, R. Shave, M. Wilson, S. Sharma

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Collapse after prolonged endurance exercise is common and usually benign. This case study reports a triathlete who suffered a vaso-vagal associated collapsed after exercise. Misdiagnosis of myocardial injury in the presence of elevated cardiac troponins and ECG anomalies led to inappropriate management and highlights the difficulty in treating the collapsed athlete following arduous exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-615
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes


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