Noninvasive predictors of cardiac arrhythmias in bodybuilders

Mert K. U., Ilguy S., Mert G. Ö., Dural M., Iskenderov K.

REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE CARDIOLOGIA, vol.37, no.8, pp.693-701, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.repc.2018.01.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.693-701
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction and Objective: Arrhythmias are often recorded in strength training athletes without cardiovascular abnormalities but may also be a sign of an underlying cardiovascular disease which carries a risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Nowadays, bodybuilding is a popular sport among adolescents and young adults. There have been few studies of arrhythmias comparing bodybuilders with healthy controls and excluding anabolic steroid use. We aimed to assess the structural, functional and electrical characteristics of bodybuilders' hearts compared with control subjects.