Run for your life ... at a comfortable speed and not too far

O'Keefe, James H.; Lavie, Carl J.
April 2013
Heart;Apr2013, Vol. 99 Issue 8, p516
Academic Journal
The article focuses on an urban myth that a person is immune to death from coronary heart disease (CHD) if he could run a marathon. It is stated that acute volume overload of the atria and right ventricle (RV) is caused by high-intensity exercise sessions lasting beyond 1-2 hour which can bring about overstretching and micro-tears in the myocardium.


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