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Echocardiographic deformation imaging reveals preserved regional systolic function in endurance athletes with left ventricular hypertrophy.

Authors
  • Teske, A J
  • Prakken, N H
  • De Boeck, B W
  • Velthuis, B K
  • Doevendans, P A
  • Cramer, M J
Type
Published Article
Journal
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2010
Volume
44
Issue
12
Pages
872–878
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.2008.054346
PMID: 19136502
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Athletes with LVH overall show normal deformation values in the left ventricle. These data suggest that a moderate reduction in regional septal deformation should not be considered as pathological when evaluating the endurance athlete with echocardiographic LVH of unknown origin.

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