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The athlete's heart: insights from echocardiography.

Flanagan, H, Cooper, R, George, KP, Augustine, DX, Malhotra, A, Paton, MF, Robinson, S and Oxborough, D (2023) The athlete's heart: insights from echocardiography. Echo Research & Practice, 10 (1). ISSN 2055-0464

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The manifestations of the athlete's heart can create diagnostic challenges during an echocardiographic assessment. The classifications of the morphological and functional changes induced by sport participation are often beyond 'normal limits' making it imperative to identify any overlap between pathology and normal physiology. The phenotype of the athlete's heart is not exclusive to one chamber or function. Therefore, in this narrative review, we consider the effects of sporting discipline and training volume on the holistic athlete's heart, as well as demographic factors including ethnicity, body size, sex, and age.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Athlete’s heart; Echocardiography; Pre-participation screening; Sports cardiology
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Springer
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2023 15:41
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 15:45
DOI or ID number: 10.1186/s44156-023-00027-8
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21731
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