The Haywire Heart: How Too Much Exercise Can Kill You, and What You Can Do to Protect Your Heart

The Haywire Heart: How Too Much Exercise Can Kill You, and What You Can Do to Protect Your Heart


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715670
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 01/05/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 666,532
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Chris Case is the managing editor of VeloNews, and author of “Cycling to Extremes,” the groundbreaking VeloNews story that brought the problem of the athlete’s heart to widespread attention.

Dr. John Mandrola is a cardiac electrophysiologist in Louisville, Kentucky, and is himself an active cyclist with atrial fibrillation.

Lennard Zinn was a member of the U.S. national racing team and is a lifelong endurance athlete. He has reported on major stories for VeloNews for 30 years and is the author of the world’s best-selling guide to bicycle maintenance and repair.

Table of Contents


Lennard’s Ride

The Athlete’s Heart: Heart Attacks vs. Arrhythmia, Cardiac Arrest, Profile of a Masters Athlete

How Your Heart Should Work: Anatomy, Electricity, Function, Blood Volume, Power Output, Blood Pressure

What to Look for: When to See a Doctor, What to Bring, How to Talk to Your Doctor, What’s Stopping You?

Your Diagnosis: It Starts with You, Finding the Right Doctor, Testing, Your Stages of Denial, Getting the Message

Spectrum of Danger: Atrial Arrhythmias, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Garden-variety Heart Disease, Why Tour de France Rider Live Longer

Exercise Addiction: Why We Cannot Stop, Fitness vs. Listening to Your Body, Psychology of Addiction, Doping

The State of the Art: How Much Is Too Much? Gender Differences, Does Doping Make It Worse?

Your Future and Getting Back to Health: Dr. Mandrola’s Guidelines, Supplements, Medications, Ablation, Other Procedures




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