A heart attack is not the same thing as athlete’s heart.
Even Eddy Merckx has a haywire heart. See who else is in the athlete’s heart club.
Are you clinically addicted to exercise? Take this 6 question quiz to find out. The Haywire Heart offers a frank discussion of exercise addiction, which afflicts about 10% of fast runners and between 20-40% of triathletes.
These symptoms are serious warning signs that should alert you to possible trouble.
Most doctors have little experience with a full-fledged endurance athlete. These gaps in knowledge set the stage for both overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis of heart conditions in athletes.
Oddly enough, caffeine’s relationship to rhythm problems is unclear.
This case study from The Haywire Heart explores the story of Mike Endicott, a cyclist and cross-country skier who ignored the warning signs, burned the candle at both ends, and found himself paying a steep price.