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Scaling cardiac dimensions to body size is crucial in the cardiovascular care of elite athletes
  1. Axel Pressler
  1. Correspondence to Dr Axel Pressler, Department of Prevention and Sports Medicine, Technische Universität München, Georg-Brauchle-Ring 56 (Campus C), Munich 80992, Germany; pressler{at}

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To the Editor, As part of their systematic review and meta-analysis, Utomi and coworkers emphasise the impact of body surface area on the athlete’s heart.1 They underline the critical importance of reporting anthropometrics and/or appropriately scaled data in future studies, but conclude that this approach to analysis …

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