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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
Outcomes of Cardiac Screening in Adolescent Soccer Players
Background Reports on the incidence and causes of sudden cardiac death among young athletes have relied largely on estimated rates of participation and varied methods of reporting. We sought toExpand
An echocardiographic assessment of cardiac morphology and common ECG findings in teenage professional soccer players: reference ranges for use in screening
OBJECTIVE To assess physiological cardiac adaptation in adolescent professional soccer players. SUBJECTS AND DESIGN Over a 32 month period 172 teenage soccer players were screened by echocardiographyExpand
The endurance athletes heart: acute stress and chronic adaptation
The impact of endurance exercise training on the heart has received significant research and clinical attention for well over a century. Despite this, many issues remain controversial and clinicalExpand
Chronic adaptation of atrial structure and function in elite male athletes.
AIMS The aim of this study was to establish the degree of structural and functional adaptations in the left (LA) and right atria (RA) in elite male athletes engaged in 'high dynamic : high static'Expand
Long-term survival after permanent pacemaker implantation: analysis of predictors for increased mortality.
AIMS To determine long-term time-related survival and evaluate risk factors for increased mortality in patients following their first permanent pacemaker implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS AnalysisExpand
Predominance of normal left ventricular geometry in the male ‘athlete's heart’
Aims This study evaluated (a) global LV adaption to endurance versus resistance training in male athletes, (b) LV assessment using by modern imaging technologies and (c) the impact of scaling forExpand
Effectiveness of a 'thrombolysis nurse' in shortening delay to thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction.
OBJECTIVES To determine whether a specialist cardiac nurse would improve delay to thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction (MI). SUBJECTS Patients presenting with chest pain to a districtExpand
The right ventricle following ultra-endurance exercise: insights from novel echocardiography and 12-lead electrocardiography
PurposeThere is contradictory evidence related to the impact of ultra-marathon running on right ventricular (RV) structure and function. Consequently, the aims of this study were to: (1)Expand
Anabolic steroid use and longitudinal, radial, and circumferential cardiac motion.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of anabolic steroid (AS) use on cardiac structure and function and cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS We recruited 47Expand