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Athlete’s Heart Syndrome: Normal or Not?

When you train, whether it’s for a triathlon, cross-fit competition or 5k race, one inevitable thing happens to your body – muscle groups grow stronger and bigger. This is a natural response to the stress you’ve put on these muscles, allowing your body to better adapt to additional stress in the future.

Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO): Symptoms, Risks & Treatments

What is chronic total occlusion (CTO)?

Chronic total occlusion, commonly referred to as simply CTO, is a complete blockage of a coronary artery, lasting longer than three months. Once plaque has built up to the point of complete blockage, blood flow to the heart is compromised. If left untreated, CTO can lead to a slew of health issues including pain and fatigue, among others.