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Does the Heart Get Tired?

By Lcreswell @athletesheart
In my monthly column at Endurance Corner, I try to answer the question, "Does the Heart Get Tired?"  Avoiding the notion of "tiredness," I talk about the phenomenon of cardiac fatigue and relate that to endurance sport.  This is useful reading for the endurance athlete because recent warnings about potential long-term health risks related to exercise often mention cardiac fatigue as one red flag.

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