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Prognostic significance of ventricular extrasystoles in healthy professional athletes: results of a 5-year follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7691409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To assess the natural history of ventricular extrasystoles (VE), a 5-year follow-up of 52 professional endurance athletes was made. All remained well during this period. Forty-four accepted to undergo repeat extensive noninvasive cardiologic examination. In the 23 athletes still in activity at the second study the prevalence of total and complex VE at 24-hour Holter monitoring was substantially unchanged, while in the 21 subjects who had stopped training, complex VE were no longer present (p = 0.01 vs. baseline). Echocardiographic dimensional parameters were significantly higher in the still active athletes than in the no longer active subjects; however, in the latter, left ventricular mass index was still greater than in a group of 40 sedentary subjects previously studied (107 vs. 81 g/m2; p = 0.001). High-intensity physical training does not seem to be harmful in athletes with complex VE, without evidence of underlying cardiac disease.
Authors:
P Palatini; G Scanavacca; S Bongiovì; A Dall'Agata; G Maraglino; P Mormino; A C Pessina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-04     Completed Date:  1993-11-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Clinical Medicine, 1st Medical Clinic, University of Padua, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Bicycling
Cardiac Complexes, Premature / physiopathology*
Cardiac Volume / physiology
Echocardiography
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Block / physiopathology
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
Humans
Male
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Running
Sports*
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / physiopathology
Tachycardia, Ventricular / physiopathology

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