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Echocardiographic left ventricular masses in distance runners and weight liftersThe relationships of different forms of exercise training to left ventricular mass and body mass are investigated by echocardiographic studies of weight lifters, long-distance runners, and comparatively sized untrained control subjects. Left ventricular mass determinations by the Penn convention reveal increased absolute left ventricular masses in long-distance runners and competitive weight lifters with respect to controls matched for age, body weight, and body surface area, and a significant correlation between ventricular mass and lean body mass. When normalized to lean body mass, the ventricular masses of distance runners are found to be significantly higher than those of the other groups, suggesting that dynamic training elevates left ventricular mass compared to static training and no training, while static training increases ventricular mass only to the extent that lean body mass is increased.
Document ID
19800041821
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Longhurst, J. C. (Texas Univ. Dallas, TX, United States)
Gonyea, W. J. (Texas Univ. Dallas, TX, United States)
Mitchell, J. H. (Texas, University Dallas, Tex., United States)
Kelly, A. R. (Texas Univ. Dallas, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Applied Physiology: Respiratory
Subject Category
AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-9026
CONTRACT_GRANT: NIH-HL-06296
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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