Aortic Stiffness and Distensibility in Top-Level Athletes
作者: Antonello D’AndreaRosangela CocchiaLucia RieglerGemma SalernoRaffaella ScarafileRodolfo CitroOlga VrizGiuseppe LimongelliGiovanni Di SalvoPio CasoEduardo BossoneRaffaele CalabròMaria Giovanna Russo
作者单位: 1Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
2Division of Cardiology, Ospedale di San Daniele del Friuli, Udine, Italy
3Department of Cardiac Surgery, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy
刊名: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 2012, Vol.25 (5), pp.561-567
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2011.12.021
关键词: Athlete’s heartEchocardiographyEnduranceStrengthAortic rootAortic stiffness
英文摘要: Background(#br)Although cardiac adaptation to different sports has been extensively described, the potential relationship of training with aortic root (AR) elastic properties and diameters in top-level athletes remains not fully investigated. The aims of this study were to compare AR morphology and stiffness between highly trained athletes and sedentary subjects and to assess the independent determinants of AR stiffness and distensibility in athletes.(#br)Methods(#br)Four hundred ten elite athletes (220 endurance-trained athletes [ATE] and 190 strength-trained athletes [ATS]; 290 men; mean age, 28.3 ± 13.6 years; age range, 18–40 years) and 240 healthy controls underwent standardized comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography, including Doppler studies. End-diastolic AR diameters were...
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