Dr. Benjamin Levine, a cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center and director of the Institute of Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Resources, is embarking on an interesting research project involving extreme exercise and heart health. Click to read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/01/464457884/can-extreme-exercise-hurt-your-heart-swim-the-pacific-to-find-out
Ben Lecomte wants to be the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean — a 5,500-mile journey. Doctors will monitor his heart remotely to see how intensive exercise affects this vital muscle.
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