Objective. To reveal factors influencing the improvement of physical work capacity and heart physical adaptation to physical loads in elite athletes by means of clinicodiagnostic and laboratory studies.
Methods. Comparative analysis, diagnostics, clinical studies.
Results. Conducted studies indicate multiplicity of manifestations of severe complication development in athletes with different diseases of cardiovascular system.
Conclusion. Despite polymorphism of cardiac pathology observed in athletes, one should stress that its prime cause is beyond sports activity.