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The evaluation of cardiac function across the health spectrum under diverse conditions of physiological stress: introduction.
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PMID:  17486174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this paper we introduce 3 papers resulting from a symposium evaluating cardiac function across the health spectrum under varied conditions of physiological stress. Esch et al. (Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab. 32: this issue) evaluate the potential role the pericardium plays on diastolic filling in endurance-trained athletes. These authors reveal how pericardial remodelling may explain (in part) why endurance athletes can achieve superior stroke volumes during exercise while also being increasingly susceptible to orthostatic intolerance. Warburton et al. (Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab. 32: this issue) review the central and peripheral mechanisms responsible for the exercise intolerance of chronic heart failure. They also reveal the important therapeutic effects of exercise rehabilitation for the treatment of heart failure. Scott et al. (Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab. 32: this issue) highlight the cardiovascular consequences of the gravitational stress placed upon pilots and the countermeasures commonly used. Collectively, these articles highlight the importance and difficulty of assessing cardiac function under varied conditions of physiological stress.
Darren E R Warburton; Mark J Haykowsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquée, nutrition et métabolisme     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1715-5312     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-08     Completed Date:  2007-06-29     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101264333     Medline TA:  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unit II Osborne Centre, Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation Laboratory, 6108 Thunderbird Blvd., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena*
Sports / physiology*
Stress, Physiological*

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