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nbme18/Block 1/Question#23 (8.9 difficulty score)
22 yo man, professional cyclist
Eccentric hypertrophy🔍
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submitted by niboonsh(282),

CONcentric - CONstricts ventricle

ECCentric - ECCpands ventricle (expands)

jmangels  Also, he's an endurance athlete. It would most likely be a physiological adaptation. "Volume overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy is known as eccentric hypertrophy. In endurance training, the volume load is a predominant factor; therefore, the endurance-trained heart develops eccentric hypertrophy" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2300466/ +1