Student cardiac research possibly saving lives
Athletes will be tested and assessed differently for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy after a young scientist understood that back athletes who may have a underline heart condition could not be detected under normal screening process.
An alternative way of testing involves looking at the maximum amount of oxygen the body can use up at the limits of physical exercise. Those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cannot reach the same peak. Henry's study on elite athletes found differences between black and white athletes, but these were not accounted for during screening.
Around one in 500 people in the UK has the condition, although it will not affect the lives of the majority of patients.
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