Plasma levels of cardiac troponin I after prolonged strenuous endurance exercise

Am J Cardiol. 2001 Feb 1;87(3):369-71, A10. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(00)01382-5.


This study provides biochemical evidence that ultraendurance exercise may cause subclinical myocardial damage, even in well-trained cyclists. The cellular nature of this damage and its clinical relevance remain unknown at present.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bicycling / physiology
  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Endurance / physiology*
  • Troponin T / blood*


  • Troponin T