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Cardiovascular function and the veteran athlete.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20556420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The cardiovascular benefits of exercise are well known. In contrast, the impact of lifelong endurance exercise is less well understood. Long-term high-intensity endurance exercise is associated with changes in cardiac morphology together with electrocardiographic alterations that are believed to be physiologic in nature. Recent data however has suggested a number of deleterious adaptive changes in cardiac structure, function and electrical activity, together with peripheral and cerebral vascular structure and function. This review serves to detail knowledge in relation to; (1) Cardiac structure and function in veteran endurance athletes focusing on the differentiation of physiological and pathological changes in cardiac remodelling; (2) Cardiac electrical activity and the veteran endurance athlete with attention to arrhythmias, the substrate for arrhythmia generation and the clinical significance of such arrhythmias; (3) Peripheral and cerebral vascular structure and function in ageing and endurance-trained individuals; and (4) directions for future research.
M Wilson; R O'Hanlon; S Basavarajaiah; K George; D Green; P Ainslie; S Sharma; S Prasad; C Murrell; D Thijssen; A Nevill; G Whyte
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2010-06-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of applied physiology     Volume:  110     ISSN:  1439-6327     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  2011-02-14     Revised Date:  2011-06-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100954790     Medline TA:  Eur J Appl Physiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
ASPETAR, Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, PO Box 29222, Doha, Qatar.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology*
Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena*
Cardiovascular System / anatomy & histology,  pathology,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Comment In:
Eur J Appl Physiol. 2011 Jun;111(6):1225-6; author reply 1227-9   [PMID:  21082194 ]

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