Carry This Heart Gene Mutation? Don’t Work Out, Johns Hopkins University Study

Published: Jul 23, 2013

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Exercise is a potentially deadly risk even for otherwise healthy carriers of a heart-related genetic mutation, research shows. Working out or playing endurance sports can significantly accelerate development of ARVD/C in those who have the mutation that causes the disease, the study shows. “This is one of the very rare instances in which we would advise against regular exercise,” says Hugh Calkins, director of the Johns Hopkins program in ARVD/C, also known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy. <

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