LA Size in former elite athletes
Resumen: A recent meta-analysis by Iskandar et al. (1) nicely showed that endurance athletes have larger left atrial (LA) diameters compared with control subjects. Yet only 9 of 54 studies included in their analysis reported LA volume values corrected for body surface area (BSA). In fact, few studies have determined LA volume in young athletes, and, to the best of our knowledge, no study has reported this variable in older athletes. This is an important question given the growing debate about the potential deleterious effects of long-term strenuous endurance exercise on the human heart, notably the higher risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition for which both atrial dilation and the normal aging process are thought to be potential causative mechanisms (2). Thus, we aimed to assess the long-term consequences of endurance exercise on LA volume in athletes who were highly competitive at younger ages and are still active. To this end, we compared BSA-corrected LA volumes determined with late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (LGE-MRI) in former elite endurance athletes and sedentary control subjects.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2015.08.023
Año: 2016
Publicado en: JACC-CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING 9, 5 (2016), 630-632
ISSN: 1936-878X

Factor impacto JCR: 10.189 (2016)
Categ. JCR: RADIOLOGY, NUCLEAR MEDICINE & MEDICAL IMAGING rank: 1 / 125 = 0.008 (2016) - Q1 - T1
Categ. JCR: CARDIAC & CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS rank: 6 / 126 = 0.048 (2016) - Q1 - T1

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 5.038 - Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging (Q1) - Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine (Q1)

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Área (Departamento): Área Educación Física y Depor. (Dpto. Fisiatría y Enfermería)

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