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AbstractRegularly participating in strenuous physical activity can cause physiological changes within the cardiovascular system. This thesis examines the types of changes the hearts of professional basketball players undergo. Keywords such as physiological cardiac remodeling, professional basketball athlete, and cardiac hypertrophy were used to search various cardiology research databases. The most prevalent physiological changes among professional basketball players were increased left ventricular wall thickness and t-wave inversion, associated with early repolarization. Studies used echocardiography, electrocardiography (ECG) and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) to identify structural and functional physiological changes.
Degree ProgramPhysiology and Medical Sciences