Verify your email address to receive email notifications.

Verification sent. Please check your inbox to verify your address.

Unable to send verification. Please try again later.

  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Athletic heart syndrome

    I am 69 years old. For decades I have been running both competitively and train approximately 50 + kms per week. I have developed athletic heart syndrome, so my GP and cardiologist are confused about what limits, if any, that I should place on my running.

    Do you have an opinion on that?
  • Find a professional to answer your question

  • HealthShare Medical Team

    Health Professional

    The HealthShare Medical Team is led by our in-house General Practitioner and assists with providing medical advice. View Profile

    Athletic heart syndrome is a non-pathological condition that is common in athletes, in which the human heart is enlarged, and the resting heart rate is lower than normal. As you get older it is important to have regular check-ups with your GP and Cardiologist. If you have any symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations you should always see a doctor. It is essential to stay physically active as we get older but it is important to not go overboard. If you want more specific limits - you need to ask your Cardiologist.

answer this question

You must be a Health Professional to answer this question. Log in or Sign up .

You may also like these related questions