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Occupational Therapist

Rehab 194
Cardiovascular Considerations in the Female Athlete


  • Define sudden cardiac death (SCD) and list 2 epidemiologic and gender differences between male and female athletes
  • Discuss 2 findings related to athletic remodeling in athletes
  • Examine and explain 2 structural differences related to myocardial wall thickness and list 3 reasons related to these differences
  • Describe oxygen consumption, congenital heart disease and bicuspid aortic valve differences between male and female athletes
  • Examine and describe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC)
  • Describe the significance of the Marfan Syndrome

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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