The aim of the present proposal is to investigate the development of distinct morphological,
functional, biochemical and molecular aspects of short- and long-term sport-induced changes
in the heart, to get a better understanding on the (patho)physiology of athlete's heart. The
main goal of our research is to deepen our knowledge on the proper differentiation between
beneficial (physiological) and harmful (pathological) consequences of professional sport,
thereby effectively preventing potential cardiovascular complications of athletes.