aOslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
bSection of Vascular Investigations, Oslo University Hospital, Aker
cThe Football Association of Norway
dDepartment of Medicine, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo
eDepartment of Cardiology, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway
Correspondence to Hilde Moseby Berge, MD, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, P.O. Box 4014 Ullevål Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway. Tel: +47 905 83930; e-mail: [email protected]
Abbreviations: BP, blood pressure; BSA, body surface area; HR, heart rate; LAESV, left atrium end-systolic volume; LVIDd, left ventricle internal dimensions; LVMIBSA, left ventricle mass indexed to BSA; MAP, mean arterial pressure; PP, pulse pressure; PWTd, posterior wall thickness in/at end diastole; RWT, relative wall thickness; SAC, systemic arterial compliance; SV, stroke volume
Received 5 July, 2012
Revised 14 November, 2012
Accepted 8 January, 2013
ESH 2010, Oslo, poster: ‘Elevated BP in Norwegian male elite football players is associated with increased sympathetic activity and LV mass’. IOC World Conference on prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco, 2011, abstract: ‘Elevated BP in Norwegian elite football players is associated with both increased sympathetic activity and LV mass’. Published in BJSM 2011; 45 : 316. ISH 2012, Sydney, poster: ‘Elevated BP in young athletes is associated with increased left ventricle mass and reduced arterial compliance’.
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