Pro Cyclists and Heart Problems
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    This is like the 5th one of these I have read about in the last year or so. Sad and scary for those of us that ride. I remember when The Haywire Heart was a big talking point. I wonder where doctors are on the issue now?

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/jim...heart-problem/
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    Every climb has its end, for verily with difficulty there is relief...

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    Another sad article/incident from 2018.

    https://amp.dw.com/en/michael-goolae...cks/a-43321799
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    Every climb has its end, for verily with difficulty there is relief...

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    JJ Rojas had to have a surgery for some issue with his heart about 3-4 years ago now. Basically it was have the surgery or retire. He did say if he was a top level athlete the issue he had would never have been a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    This is like the 5th one of these I have read about in the last year or so. Sad and scary for those of us that ride. I remember when The Haywire Heart was a big talking point. I wonder where doctors are on the issue now?

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/jim...heart-problem/
    doctors are probably where they have been for decades: excessive cardio exercise increases the heart; and the more you test people the more problems you will find.
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    what makes the evaluation of these athletes difficult is that they don't come in to see a doctor until they notice a problem or sense something is wrong. And even, then some athletes will just it up as a "fatigue" issue and thinking some rest will make the issue go away. The concept of "moderation" is well received with you're young, because when you're young it's "no pain, no gain".

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