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Left atrial enlargement and its association with left atrial strain in university athletes participated in 2015 Gwangju Summer

Exercise Physiology
Park et al.
Used Parameters : MM

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Korea

Journal : European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging

Aims Intensive and repetitive athletic training may result in cardiac geometric changes, but the determinants of left atrial (LA) enlargement (LAE) has been poorly studied. We investigated incidence and determinants of LAE and its association with LA strains in highly trained university athletes. Methods and results A total of 1073 athletes (451 females, 22.4±2.4 years old) who were able to measure LA size, volume, and strains during 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade were enrolled. LAE was defined as the increased LA volume …
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