This site is dedicated to health related topics in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

A Fighter's Heart - Cardiovascular Issues in MMA

Several months ago, as a cardiologist, I was asked to review a young, lean fighter who was told by his primary care physician that he could no longer fight. His electrocardiogram (ECG) showed possible “left ventricular hypertrophy” that could be suggestive of abnormally thickened heart muscle. After a few tests including a cardiac ultrasound and a stress test, I felt that his ECG was in fact normal for his relatively young age and thin body size and could not identify anything wrong. He has subsequently won 2 further MMA fights.

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This is a site dedicated to health related issues central to MMA. I am a cardiologist and huge fan of MMA. Here I plan on tackling major issues such as TRT, concussions, and injury prevention/rehab. I am always open to suggestions!

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