The Influence of Physical Activity on the Morphometry of the Heart of Track and Field Athletes

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Authors : Helen Komar


Under the influence of physical loads on the body of athletes there occurs an adaptation in accordance with the thrust of the training process. A particular focus of the training process changes and specializes as the morphology and function of the body of an athlete changes. There are peculiarities in the adaptation of an athlete's cardio-vascular system to the specific type of sport activity. Taking into account these peculiarities, one can estimate the intracardiac sizes of the athletes of various sports specializations. The quantitative values of the echocardiographic parameters in athletes of different kinds, establishes the presence of changes in the geometry of the left ventricle of the heart of athletes with various orientations of the training process.


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