LA Size in Former Elite Athletes

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dc.contributor.author Sanchís-Gomar, Fabián
dc.contributor.author Garatachea, Nuria
dc.contributor.author Catalán, Pilar
dc.contributor.author López Ramón, Marta
dc.contributor.author Lucía Mulas, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Serrano-Ostáriz, Enrique
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-07T15:37:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-07T15:37:40Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Sanchís-Gomar, F., Garatachea, N., Catalán, P., López-Ramón, M., Lucía, A., & Serrano-Ostáriz, E. (2016). LA Size in Former Elite Athletes. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, 9(5), 630-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2015.08.023 spa
dc.identifier.issn 1936878X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5011
dc.description.abstract 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. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title LA Size in Former Elite Athletes spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 10.189 JCR (2016) Q1, 1/127 Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging, 6/126 Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jcmg.2015.08.023
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Medicina deportiva spa
dc.subject.uem Atletas spa
dc.subject.unesco Medicina deportiva spa
dc.subject.unesco Atleta spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa

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