Right Ventricular Morphology and Function in Top-Level Athletes: A Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Study
作者: Antonello D’AndreaLucia RieglerSalvatore MorraRaffaella ScarafileGemma SalernoRosangela CocchiaEnrica GoliaFrancesca MartoneGiovanni Di SalvoGiuseppe LimongelliGiuseppe PacileoEduardo BossoneRaffaele CalabròMaria Giovanna Russo
作者单位: 1Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
2Department of Cardiac Surgery, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy
刊名: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 2012, Vol.25 (12), pp.1268-1276
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2012.07.020
关键词: Doppler echocardiographyThree-dimensional echocardiographyAthlete’s heartRight ventricleEndurancetraining
英文摘要: Background(#br)Our objective was to explore the right ventricular (RV) dimensions and function and the effect of long-term intensive training in a large population of top level athletes using real-time three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography.(#br)Methods(#br)A total of 430 top-level athletes (220 endurance-trained athletes [ETAs] and 210 strength-trained athletes; 265 men [61.6%]; mean age 27.4 ± 10.1 years, range 18–40) and 250 healthy controls underwent a transthoracic echocardiographic examination. Three-dimensional RV measurements included serial short-axis reconstructions of the RV volumetric data sets, and the RV endocardial contour was traced with cross-reference to the long-axis images for identification of the tricuspid annulus. The end-diastolic and end-systolic RV volumes and...
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