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The Haywire Heart

How Too Much Exercise Can Kill You, and What You Can Do to Protect Your Heart

Christopher J. Case John Mandrola Lennard Zinn



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19 April 2018
Too much exercise can kill you. The Haywire Heart is the first book to examine heart conditions in athletes. Intended for anyone who competes in endurance sports like cycling, triathlon, running races of all distances, and cross-country skiing, The Haywire Heart presents the evidence that going too hard or too long can damage your heart forever. Yo
By:   Christopher J. Case, John Mandrola, Lennard Zinn
Imprint:   VeloPress
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781937715885
ISBN 10:   1937715884
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   19 April 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chris Case is the managing editor of VeloNews, and author of Cycling to Extremes, the groundbreaking VeloNews story that brought the problem of the athlete's heart to widespread attention. Dr. John Mandrola is a cardiac electrophysiologist in Louisville, Kentucky, and is himself an active cyclist who had atrial fibrillation. Lennard Zinn was a member of the U.S. national racing team and is a lifelong endurance athlete. He has reported on major stories for VeloNews for 30 years and is the author of the world's best-selling guide to bicycle maintenance and repair.

Reviews for The Haywire Heart: How Too Much Exercise Can Kill You, and What You Can Do to Protect Your Heart

A great resource to learn about warning signs, treatment options, and so on. -- Runner's World magazine A must-read for any dedicated athlete--it examines the symptoms to watch for, what to do about your risks, and how to protect your heart so you can (safely) enjoy sports for the rest of your life. --Triathlete magazine In the long term, warn the American authors of a new book, extreme exercisers could be setting themselves up for serious consequences. -- The Times The Haywire Heart does give one reason to pause and consider...Anyone who does intense or long endurance training, especially over many years, should read this book. -- Zinn and fellow authors Chris Case and John Mandrola, a cardiac electrophysiologist and cyclist with atrial fibrillation, do a good job of looking at all the angles. -- Canadian Cycling magazine

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