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Increased heart beat after running, heart has bulked up. Should I wait to fall asleep?

Hi, I ran 6 miles today and I m sure I overworked my heart . My heart has bulked up a little and I can feel it sort of pushing through my ribs in one place. I normally start the year off with 2 mile runs with days off inbetween, but I kicked off this season last week with two 4 mile runs back-to-back. I then took 3 days off and ran 3 miles. I took a couple more days off before running today. I m wondering if the heart will continue to bulken and also if this poses a significant risk to me if I fall asleep. I won t work it hard for several days now and I sit at a desk all day. Should I wait to fall asleep or what should I do? thanks, Travis
Asked On : Tue, 3 Apr 2012
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Dear patient,

Heart disease is very rare except for some arrhythmia and congenital disease in athletes who work out as much as you do. Specifically, what worries people the most are heart attacks from blocked arteries, which are quite rare if you are able to perform so well, with no chest pain or severe shortness of breath symptoms. You should rest as your body tells you to. Further cardiac evaluation should be indicated only if you have worrisome symptoms with exercise such as near fainting, fainting, chest pain or severe shortness of breath.
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