|Title: ||Cardiovascular function and the veteran athlete|
|Citation: ||European Journal of Applied Physiology, 110 (3):459|
|Publisher: ||Springer Verlag|
|Journal: ||European Journal of Applied Physiology|
|Issue Date: ||2010 |
|Additional Links: ||http://www.springerlink.com/index/10.1007/s00421-010-1534-3|
|Abstract: ||The cardiovascular benefits of exercise are well known. In contrast, the impact of lifelong endurance exercise is less well understood. Long-term high-intensity ndurance exercise is associated with changes in cardiac morphology together with electrocardiographic alterations that are believed to be physiologic in nature. Recent data however has suggested a number of deleterious adaptive changes in cardiac structure, function and electrical activity,
together with peripheral and cerebral vascular structure and function. This review serves to detail knowledge in relation to; (1) Cardiac structure and function in veteran endurance athletes focusing on the differentiation of physiological and
pathological changes in cardiac remodelling; (2) Cardiac electrical activity and the veteran endurance athlete with attention to arrhythmias, the substrate for arrhythmia generation and the clinical significance of such arrhythmias; (3) Peripheral and cerebral vascular structure and function
in ageing and endurance-trained individuals; and (4) directions for future research.|
|Keywords: ||Veteran athlete|
|Appears in Collections: ||Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group|
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