triathlon and heart valve

Posted by redtri @redtri, May 30, 2016

Hi! I’m 42 years old. I have been participate triathlon events (sprint, Olympic and half distance triathlon) for 6 years. I haven’ t any medical complaint. But my mitral valve is mild rheumatic and 1-2 degree (mild to moderate) regurgitation… in ecocardiographic imaging enddiastolic diameter 53 mm , enddiastolic diameter 33 mm, ejection fraction %70, ıvsd: 12 mm pwd: 11 mm, left atrium:38 mm …. I intended to pursue triathlon events. Can ı do ? 

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Welcome to Connect @redtri. Your question is very specific and I recommend speaking with your doctor so he or she can consider your health and physical activity output.

I’m not sure if we have any triathlon-ers among the members of the Heart group, but I know that @bibi12 @hals @jhoffmanj @jbell22 @thankful @jend @teatime are active and exercise regularly. Perhaps you have some thoughts for @redtri

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