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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143123/recovery-of-the-cardiac-autonomic-nervous-and-vascular-system-after-maximal-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-recreational-athletes
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Heidi Weberruss, Johannes Maucher, Renate Oberhoffer, Jan Müller
OBJECTIVE: The body's adaptation to physical exercise is modulated by sympathetic and parasympathetic (vagal) branches of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Heart rate variability (HRV), the beat-to-beat variation of the heart, is a proxy measure for ANS activity, whereas blood pressure (BP) is an indicator for cardiovascular function. Impaired vagal activity and lower BP is already described after exercise. However, inconsistent results exist about how long vagal recovery takes and how long post-exercise hypotension persists...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141175/sudden-cardiac-arrest-during-participation-in-competitive-sports
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Cameron H Landry, Katherine S Allan, Kim A Connelly, Kris Cunningham, Laurie J Morrison, Paul Dorian
BACKGROUND: The incidence of sudden cardiac arrest during participation in sports activities remains unknown. Preparticipation screening programs aimed at preventing sudden cardiac arrest during sports activities are thought to be able to identify at-risk athletes; however, the efficacy of these programs remains controversial. We sought to identify all sudden cardiac arrests that occurred during participation in sports activities within a specific region of Canada and to determine their causes...
November 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140142/coffee-ingestion-enhances-one-mile-running-race-performance
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Neil D Clarke, Darren L Richardson, James Thie, Richard Taylor
PURPOSE: Caffeine, often in the form of coffee, is frequently supplemented by athletes in an attempt to facilitate improved performance during exercise. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of coffee ingestion as an ergogenic aid prior to a one-mile (1609 m) race. METHODS: In a double-blind, randomised, crossover, placebo-controlled design 13 trained male runners completed a one-mile race 60 minutes following the ingestion of 0.09 g·kg(-1) coffee (COF), 0...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129022/heat-acclimation-decay-and-re-induction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hein A M Daanen, Sebastien Racinais, Julien D Périard
BACKGROUND: Although the acquisition of heat acclimation (HA) is well-documented, less is known about HA decay (HAD) and heat re-acclimation (HRA). The available literature suggests 1 day of HA is lost following 2 days of HAD. Understanding this relationship has the potential to impact upon the manner in which athletes prepare for major competitions, as a HA regimen may be disruptive during final preparations (i.e., taper). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the rate of HAD and HRA in three of the main physiological adaptations occurring during HA: heart rate (HR), core temperature (T c), and sweat rate (SR)...
November 11, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128939/ultra-shortened-time-domain-hrv-parameters-at-rest-and-following-exercise-in-athletes-an-alternative-to-frequency-computation-of-sympathovagal-balance
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Michael R Esco, Henry N Williford, Andrew A Flatt, Todd J Freeborn, Fabio Y Nakamura
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of the standard deviation of normal-to-normal intervals (SDNN) to root mean square of successive normal-to-normal interval differences (RMSSD) ratio from 1-min recordings (SDNN:RMSSD1-min) compared to criterion recordings, as well as its relationship to low-frequency-to-high-frequency ratio (LF:HF) at rest and following maximal exercise in a group of collegiate athletes. METHOD: Twenty athletes participated in the study...
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128143/influence-of-type-of-sport-on-cardiac-repolarization-assessed-by-electrocardiographic-t-wave-morphology-combination-score
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Susanne Glasius Tischer, Claus Graff, Christina Ellervik, Eva Prescott, Jørgen K Kanters, Hanne Kruuse Rasmusen
INTRODUCTION: Interpreting repolarization changes in the electrocardiograms of athletes present a clinical challenge. AIM: Assessment of cardiac repolarization by T-wave morphology using the Morphology Combination Score (MCS), and evaluate how this quantitative description of T-wave morphology was influenced by the sport performed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Digital electrocardiograms of 469 young elite athletes were analyzed for T-wave asymmetry, flatness and notching, and combined in the MCS...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124903/relationship-between-the-left-ventricular-size-and-the-amount-of-trabeculations
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Bruno Paun, Bart Bijnens, Constantine Butakoff
Contemporary imaging modalities offer non-invasive quantification of myocardial deformation; however, they make gross assumptions about internal structure of the cardiac walls. Our aim is to study the possible impact of the trabeculations on the stroke volume, strain and capacity of differently sized ventricles. The cardiac left ventricle is represented by an ellipsoid and the trabeculations by a tissue occupying a fixed volume. The ventricular contraction is modelled by scaling the ellipsoid whereupon the measurements of longitudinal strain, end-diastolic, end-systolic and stroke volume are derived and compared...
November 9, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124507/pre-performance-physiological-state-heart-rate-variability-as-a-predictor-of-shooting-performance
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E Ortega, C J K Wang
Heart rate variability (HRV) is commonly used in sport science for monitoring the physiology of athletes but not as an indicator of physiological state from a psychological perspective. Since HRV is established to be an indicator of emotional responding, it could be an objective means of quantifying an athlete's subjective physiological state before competition. A total of 61 sport shooters participated in this study, of which 21 were novice shooters, 19 were intermediate shooters, and 21 were advanced level shooters...
November 10, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122845/ascending-aortic-dimensions-in-former-national-football-league-athletes
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James L Gentry, David Carruthers, Parag H Joshi, Christopher D Maroules, Colby R Ayers, James A de Lemos, Philip Aagaard, Rory Hachamovitch, Milind Y Desai, Eric E Roselli, Reginald E Dunn, Kezia Alexander, Andrew E Lincoln, Andrew M Tucker, Dermot M Phelan
BACKGROUND: Ascending aortic dimensions are slightly larger in young competitive athletes compared with sedentary controls, but rarely >40 mm. Whether this finding translates to aortic enlargement in older, former athletes is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: This cross-sectional study involved a sample of 206 former National Football League (NFL) athletes compared with 759 male subjects from the DHS-2 (Dallas Heart Study-2; mean age of 57.1 and 53.6 years, respectively, P<0...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098623/the-igf1-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-mediating-exercise-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-protection
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Kate L Weeks, Bianca C Bernardo, Jenny Y Y Ooi, Natalie L Patterson, Julie R McMullen
Regular physical activity or exercise training can lead to heart enlargement known as cardiac hypertrophy. Cardiac hypertrophy is broadly defined as an increase in heart mass. In adults, cardiac hypertrophy is often considered a poor prognostic sign because it often progresses to heart failure. Heart enlargement in a setting of cardiac disease is referred to as pathological cardiac hypertrophy and is typically characterized by cell death and depressed cardiac function. By contrast, physiological cardiac hypertrophy, as occurs in response to chronic exercise training (i...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091465/validity-of-the-online-athlete-management-system-to-assess-training-load
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Miranda J Menaspà, Paolo Menaspà, Sally A Clark, Maurizio Fanchini
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to validate the quantification of training load (s-RPE) in an Australian Olympic squad (women's water polo), assessed with the use of a modified RPE scale collected via a newly developed online system (Athlete Management System, AMS). METHODS: Sixteen elite women water polo players (age 26 ± 3 y, height 1.78 ± 0.05 m, body mass 75.5 ± 7.1 kg) participated in the study. Thirty training sessions were monitored, for a total of 303 individual sessions...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077640/risk-and-causes-of-death-among-former-national-football-league-players-1986-2012
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Andrew E Lincoln, Robert A Vogel, Thomas W Allen, Reginald E Dunn, Kezia Alexander, Nathaniel D Kaufman, Andrew M Tucker
PURPOSE: Previous research identified decreased overall and cardiovascular mortality for National Football League (NFL) players from the 1959-1988 era. The present study explored the mortality risk among recent NFL players who played in an era of heavier linemen and nearly year-round physical conditioning. METHODS: This cohort study included 9778 former NFL players with at least one year in the NFL whose last season was between 1986 and 2012. Players' pension fund records were matched to the National Death Index (NDI) to determine vital status, date of death, and cause of death...
October 26, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074709/a-time-course-evaluation-of-inflammatory-and-oxidative-markers-following-high-intensity-exercise-in-horses-a-pilot-study
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Jennifer Laura MacNicol, Michael Ivan Lindinger, Wendy Pearson
Exercise is a physiological stress resulting in reactive oxygen species and inflammatory mediators, the accumulation of which are thought to contribute to degenerative articular diseases. The horse is of particular interest in this regard as equine athletes are frequently exposed to repetitive bouts of high intensity exercise. The purpose of this study was to provide a detailed description of the response of articular and systemic oxidative and inflammatory biomarkers following high intensity, exhaustive exercise in horses...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068603/differences-in-echocardiography-blood-pressure-stroke-volume-maximal-power-and-profile-of-genes-related-to-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-elite-road-cyclists
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Grażyna Janikowska, Aleksandra Żebrowska, Aleksandra Kochańska-Dziurowicz, Urszula Mazurek
BACKGROUND: Regular and moderate exercise is beneficial for improving the efficiency of the heart, but high-intensity physical activity may result in cardiac changes. OBJECTIVES: This study focuses on the identification of the differences in echocardiography and blood variables before exercise, as well as the genes associated with cardiac hypertrophy at rest and in response to graded exercise test. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group was made up of 28 road cyclists...
September 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065622/effects-of-two-fatigue-protocols-on-impact-forces-and-lower-extremity-kinematics-during-drop-landings-implications-for-noncontact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Rui Xia, Xini Zhang, Xi Wang, Xiaole Sun, Weijie Fu
The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of fatigue on the impact forces and sagittal plane kinematics of the lower extremities in a drop landing task. 15 male collegiate athletes were recruited. Five successful trials of a drop landing task were obtained during prefatigue and postfatigue in two fatigue protocols (constant speed running fatigue protocol [R-FP] and shuttle running + vertical jumping fatigue protocol [SV-FP]). Duration time, maximal heart rate, and RPE of each protocol were measured separately...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061571/competitive-sport-participation-among-athletes-with-heart-disease-a-call-for-a-paradigm-shift-in-decision-making
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Aaron L Baggish, Michael J Ackerman, Rachel Lampert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060128/acute-effects-of-incremental-exercise-on-central-hemodynamics-in-young-basketball-athletes
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Yahui Zhang, Lin Qi, Lisheng Xu, Yang Yao, Wenlong Lv, Chenglin Du
Acute effects of competitive sports on central hemodynamics are controversial. This study was aimed to evaluate acute effects of incremental exercise on central hemodynamics in young basketball athletes during 1-hour recovery. Fifteen young basketball athletes and fifteen controls underwent the acquisition of peripheral and central blood pressure before exercise and at 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 min after incremental exercise. The incremental exercise was performed by Bruce test. Aortic systolic pressure (ASP), sub-endocardial viability ratio and stroke volume were significantly higher in athletes at all time points measured before and after exercise (P<;0...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056668/exercise-induced-cardiac-remodeling-lessons-from-humans-horses-and-dogs
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REVIEW
Rob Shave, Glyn Howatson, Dave Dickson, Lesley Young
Physical activity is dependent upon the cardiovascular system adequately delivering blood to meet the metabolic and thermoregulatory demands of exercise. Animals who regularly exercise therefore require a well-adapted heart to support this delivery. The purpose of this review is to examine cardiac structure, and the potential for exercise-induced cardiac remodeling, in animals that regularly engage in strenuous activity. Specifically, we draw upon the literature that has studied the "athlete's heart" in humans, horses, and dogs, to enable the reader to compare and contrast cardiac remodeling in these three athletic species...
February 12, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039763/design-of-a-wireless-sensor-system-with-the-algorithms-of-heart-rate-and-agility-index-for-athlete-evaluation
#19
Meina Li, Youn Tae Kim
Athlete evaluation systems can effectively monitor daily training and boost performance to reduce injuries. Conventional heart-rate measurement systems can be easily affected by artifact movement, especially in the case of athletes. Significant noise can be generated owing to high-intensity activities. To improve the comfort for athletes and the accuracy of monitoring, we have proposed to combine robust heart rate and agility index monitoring algorithms into a small, light, and single node. A band-pass-filter-based R-wave detection algorithm was developed...
October 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037088/physical-fitness-and-prior-physical-activity-are-both-associated-with-less-cortisol-secretion-during-psychosocial-stress
#20
Carly J Wood, Angela Clow, Frank Hucklebridge, Robin Law, Nina Smyth
BACKGROUND: Evidence linking fitness and decreased psychosocial stress comes from studies of athletes and typically relies upon self-report measures. Furthermore, there is little evidence regarding the impact of physical activity (PA) prior to a stressor. The aims of this study were to determine whether fitness and prior PA influence cortisol concentrations during psychosocial stress. METHODS: Seventy-five non-athletic participants took part in a submaximal walk prior to the Trier Social Stress Test for Groups (TSST-G)...
October 16, 2017: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
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