Impact of overtraining to be discussed at upcoming ESC meeting

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Universal genetic testing followed by MRI, and the role of CT will also be addressed.

How athletes adapt for exercise, whether such exercise is beneficial or harmful, and the impact of overtraining on cardiovascular health will be discussed at EuroCMR next month, the annual cardiovascular magnetic resonance conference of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI). The EACVI is a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

At the event, delegates will hear findings from a study that scanned ultra marathon runners during the 300km Tor des Géants race, to better understand the heart at the limits.

Delegates will also hear about work on novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners capable of reconstructing images using Microsoft Cloud, as well as details of a five-minute scan being tested in 23 countries that could bring MRI to less developed countries.

Adam Timmis from Barts Heart Centre and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK, will discuss the role of computed tomography (CT) scans in patients with chest pain, in place of MRI, echocardiography or electrocardiogram (ECG).
The event takes place on 25 to 27 May in Prague, Czech Republic, and will be attended by more than 1,000 delegates from 60 countries.


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