Cardiovascular consequences of completing a 160-km ultramarathon.

  title={Cardiovascular consequences of completing a 160-km ultramarathon.},
  author={Jessica M Scott and Ben T A Esch and Rob Shave and D. Warburton and David C. Gaze and Keith George},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={41 1},
PURPOSES To comprehensively investigate the cardiovascular consequences of a 160-km ultramarathon using traditional echocardiography, speckle tracking imaging, cardiac biomarkers, and heart rate variability (HRV) and to examine the relationship between the changes in these variables. METHODS We examined athletes before an ultramarathon and reassessed all finishers immediately after the race. Left ventricular (LV) systolic (ejection fraction [EF], systolic blood pressure/end-systolic volume… CONTINUE READING


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