Dr Maria Brosnan

Institute: Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Current Project

Determining how genetics influence cardiac remodelling, using exercise as an environmental stress.

The Prospective Athlete Heart Study will prospectively compare changes in heart mass in endurance athletes and non-athletes. 

The heart adapts to endurance exercise by becoming larger and thicker. However, there is large variation between subjects in the extent of this adaptation, suggesting that there are underlying genetic factors which may determine the…

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