Interesting as well was the article on the young athletes. My 11 year old was recently identified as having (at first an ASD, then later defined as a PFO) congenital heart defect. Of course I was so afraid he would be one of these althletes that dies when he is in his 30’s. The first doctor we saw, went so far as to say that these defects are the cause of strokes in healthy people. The article you cited never even mentioned these as the types of defects that would cause this sudden death, in fact our new cardiologist even said the PFO shouldn’t even be considered a defect at all – as 25% of the population has this hole between the atrium’s that should have, but never does close. I did a scan thru the article and look forward to reading it more in depth. As technology advances they find more and more ‘abnormalities’, that could be the cause of something and they try to connect it to something. I appreciate your research. Thanks!
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“The problem is that when super therapeutic doses are taken there is the potential to improve performance—although not in endurance sports. Most athletes that have asthma will use an inhaler that is permitted. But on some occasions an athlete’s condition can be exacerbated to the point that they take extra medication, in the form of tablets. That medication is banned unless you have a TUE, but because it’s taken orally, it affects the entire body. With this type, there is some evidence that it can aid recovery, and even improve performances.”