Aortic root dilatation among young competitive athletes: Echocardiographic screening of 1929 athletes between 15 and 34 years of age

Norimitsu Kinoshita, Jun Mimura, Chiyomi Obayashi, Fuminori Katsukawa, Shohei Onishi, Hajime Yamazaki

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Background: Aortic dilatation can be lethal for young competitive athletes. The prevalence among athletes is not known, however, and thus a reasonable approach to early recognition remains uncertain. Methods and results: Echocardiograms of 1929 normotensive athletes 15 to 34 years of age were analyzed. Five (0.26%) athletes had aortic dilatation; 4 of the 5 played basketball. This made the prevalence of aortic dilatation 0.96% (4 of 415) among basketball and volleyball players, who represented a population of especially tall athletes. Tallness aside, only 2 of the 5 athletes had features of Marfan syndrome. Among the athletes without aortic dilatation, the relation between body surface area and aortic root dimension was nonlinear and best described with a quadratic regression model. Athletes with aortic dilatation fell well outside the 95% confidence interval. Conclusion: Because a higher incidence of aortic dilatation is to be anticipated among very tall athletes, inclusion of echocardiography in screening before participation in certain sports should be considered.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)723-728
ページ数6
ジャーナルAmerican Heart Journal
139
発行部数4
出版物ステータスPublished - 2000
外部発表Yes

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Athletes
Dilatation
Basketball
Volleyball
Marfan Syndrome
Body Surface Area
Sports
Echocardiography
Confidence Intervals
Incidence
Population

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Aortic root dilatation among young competitive athletes : Echocardiographic screening of 1929 athletes between 15 and 34 years of age. / Kinoshita, Norimitsu; Mimura, Jun; Obayashi, Chiyomi; Katsukawa, Fuminori; Onishi, Shohei; Yamazaki, Hajime.

:: American Heart Journal, 巻 139, 番号 4, 2000, p. 723-728.

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Kinoshita, Norimitsu ; Mimura, Jun ; Obayashi, Chiyomi ; Katsukawa, Fuminori ; Onishi, Shohei ; Yamazaki, Hajime. / Aortic root dilatation among young competitive athletes : Echocardiographic screening of 1929 athletes between 15 and 34 years of age. :: American Heart Journal. 2000 ; 巻 139, 番号 4. pp. 723-728.
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