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Left ventricular apical mechanics during ectopy in an asymptomatic athlete
  1. Eric J Stöhr,
  2. Rob Shave
  1. Department of Physiology and Health, Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Eric J Stöhr, Department of Physiology and Health, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Road, CF23 6XD Cardiff, UK; estohr{at}

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The frequent occurrence of ventricular ectopics in athletes is thought to be a part of the physiological adaptation process as a consequence of regular exercise training.1 However, the acute impact of a premature ventricular contraction (PVC) on the mechanical sequence of the myocardium has never been shown. Here, we present data of left ventricular …

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  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by the School of Sport Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.