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A prospective randomised longitudinal MRI study of left ventricular adaptation to endurance and resistance exercise training in humans
Non‐Technical Summary  This is the first study, to our knowledge, to use cardiac MRI before and after intensive and closely supervised resistance and endurance exercise training in humans. There is aExpand
Changes in vascular and cardiac function after prolonged strenuous exercise in humans.
Prolonged exercise has been shown to result in an acute depression in cardiac function. However, little is known about the effect of this type of exercise on vascular function. Therefore, the purposeExpand
Mitral annular myocardial velocity assessment of segmental left ventricular diastolic function after prolonged exercise in humans
We assessed segmental and global left ventricular (LV) diastolic function via tissue‐Doppler imaging (TDI) as well as Doppler flow variables before and after a marathon race to extend our knowledgeExpand
“Exercise‐Induced Cardiac Fatigue”—A Review of the Echocardiographic Literature
There is growing evidence to support the suggestion that prolonged strenuous exercise has a negative impact on left and right ventricular function during recovery. The main body of evidence covers aExpand
Diverse patterns of myocardial fibrosis in lifelong, veteran endurance athletes.
This study examined the cardiac structure and function of a unique cohort of documented lifelong, competitive endurance veteran athletes (>50 yr). Twelve lifelong veteran male endurance athletesExpand
Systematic review and meta-analysis of training mode, imaging modality and body size influences on the morphology and function of the male athlete's heart
Context The athlete's heart (AH) remains a popular topic of study. Controversy related to training-specific cardiac adaptation in male athletes, and continuing developments in imaging technology andExpand
Impact of marathon running on cardiac structure and function in recreational runners.
The present study examined the relationship between LV (left ventricular) function, markers of cardiac-specific damage and markers of oxidative stress in recreational runners following a marathon.Expand
Echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary hypertension: a guideline protocol from the British Society of Echocardiography
Pulmonary hypertension is defined as a mean arterial pressure of ≥25 mmHg as confirmed on right heart catheterisation. Traditionally, the pulmonary arterial systolic pressure has been estimated onExpand
Exercise-induced cardiac injury: evidence from novel imaging techniques and highly sensitive cardiac troponin assays.
Prolonged endurance exercise in humans has been associated with an acute impairment in diastolic and systolic cardiac function and the release of cardiac troponin. In this chapter, we review recentExpand
Physiological Right Ventricular Adaptation in Elite Athletes of African and Afro-Caribbean Origin
Background— Regular, intensive exercise results in physiological biventricular cardiac adaptation. Ethnicity is an established determinant of left ventricular remodeling; black athletes (BAs) exhibitExpand