Echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular hypertrophy in elite athletes

Khamis, Ramzi Y.; Mayet, Jamil
October 2008
Heart;Oct2008, Vol. 94 Issue 10, p1254
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular hypertrophy in elite athletes. The heart undergoes dramatic changes in aiming to optimize cardiovascular performance and that some of these changes,particularly those relating to myocardial hypertrophy may imitate pathological states which associate pose cardiovascular risk. It provides a discussion relative to physiological adaptation of the cardiovascular system to exercise.


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