Usefulness of Doppler echocardiographic assessment of diastolic filling in distinguishing "athlete's heart" from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

@article{Lewis1992UsefulnessOD,
  title={Usefulness of Doppler echocardiographic assessment of diastolic filling in distinguishing "athlete's heart" from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Jim F. Lewis and P. Spirito and Antonio Pelliccia and Barry Joel Maron},
  journal={British heart journal},
  year={1992},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={296-300}
}
OBJECTIVE In some athletes with a substantial increase in left ventricular wall thickness, it may be difficult to distinguish with certainty physiological hypertrophy due to athletic training from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The purpose of the present investigation was to determine whether assessment of left ventricular filling could differentiate between these two conditions. DESIGN Doppler echocardiography was used to obtain transmitral flow velocity waveforms from which indices of left… CONTINUE READING