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Athlete's heart syndrome and echocardiographic changes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18498259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The study was designed with the main intent to assess and explain the differences between athlete's heart syndrome and the heart of healthy non-athletes, and to distinguish between physiological and pathological heart condition. Prolonged athletic training causes changes in heart that are termed "athlete's heart syndrome". Athlete's heart diagnosis and related issues are a great challenge due to complementary morphological, functional and electro-physiological changes that may indicate both physiological and pathological condition. The study included 150 subjects, of those 100 were active athletes and 50 were in control group. The study protocol included one clinical examination, one electrocardiogram and one echocardiograph for each subject. Average age was 20,51+/-8,51 in the athletes and 21,48+/-2,53 in control group. Significantly higher average left ventricle (LV) mass (401,23 g vs. 143,23 g) and LV mass index (196,05 g/m2 vs. 83,98 g/m2) was found in the athletes (p<0,05). The study showed increased mass and wall thickness with usual inner dimensions of athlete's heart. Systolic and diastolic function of athlete's heart is normal. Athlete's heart with these features is a healthy heart.
Authors:
Amir Kreso; Amila Arslanagić
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences / Udruženje basičnih mediciniskih znanosti = Association of Basic Medical Sciences     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1512-8601     ISO Abbreviation:  Bosn J Basic Med Sci     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-23     Completed Date:  2008-11-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101200947     Medline TA:  Bosn J Basic Med Sci     Country:  Bosnia and Hercegovina    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  116-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Public Institution Center for Sports Medicine, Sarajevo Canton, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Echocardiography / methods*
Electrocardiography / methods
Female
Heart Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Heart Ventricles / pathology*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Myocardium / pathology*
Sports
Syndrome
Ultrasonography / methods
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / pathology

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