Speckle Tracking Echocardiographic Analysis of Left Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Functions of Young Elite Athletes with Eccentric and Concentric Type of Cardiac Remodeling


Simsek Z., TAŞ M. H. , Degirmenci H., YAZICI A. G. , IPEK E., Duman H. , ...More

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, vol.30, no.10, pp.1202-1208, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/echo.12263
  • Title of Journal : ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1202-1208
  • Keywords: athlete's heart, hypertrophy, tissue and strain Doppler echocardiography, MYOCARDIAL STRAIN-MEASUREMENT, DOPPLER-ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, BLOOD-PRESSURE, HEART, RECOMMENDATIONS, HYPERTROPHY, VALIDATION

Abstract

AimsIn individuals who exercise regularly and for extended periods of time, some structural alterations in the heart, called the athlete's heart, develop in time. These alterations vary in type, can be eccentric or concentric, depending on the nature of exercise. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) is a novel, angle-independent method that accurately and reliably measures systolic and diastolic functions of the left ventricle (LV) with considerably lower inter-operator variability.