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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127-138

A Narrative Review on Exercise and Cardiovascular Events: “Primum Non Nocere”

1 First Cardiology Clinic, Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
2 3rd Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Sotiria Chest Disease Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
3 Athens Heart Center, Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece

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Dr. Kyriakos Dimitriadis
Dardanellion 146-148, Athens, 17123
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/hm.hm_25_22

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Exercise provides beneficial effects on the primary and secondary prevention of numerous chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and malignancies. Despite its indisputable benefits, exercise can rarely trigger major adverse cardiovascular events such as ventricular arr hythmias, myocardial infarction, or even sudden cardiac arrest in susceptible individuals. Physiological changes that occur during exercise, including increased sympathetic activity and cardiac oxygen requirements, may account for ischemia and trigger ventricular ectopy with eventually adverse outcomes. Tailored preparticipation screening for exercise and sports engagement is fundamental to unveiling underlying pathological conditions. The present review summarizes the overall impact of exercise on cardiovascular health and highlights the recommended prevention strategies.

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