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Cardiac question re: ability to repair itself

Patient: My son, age 31 is an elite athlete- sponsored by The Northface for ultratrail marathons (50-100 miles each) He just had his first EKG and learned that he has an enlarged left ventricle- which I understand is normal for an extreme athlete. My question is: Once he stops his extreme athleticism, will his heart repair itself and become normal in size or is the damage not repairable?

 

 

Symptoms: Fatigue with exertion

 

 

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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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