Echocardiographic Findings in Professional Wrestlers

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V Sobhani 1 , S Vahedi 2 , * , B Farahani 3 , E Ali Bakhshi 1

1 Exercise Physiology Research Center, Baqyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Center, Tabriz Medical Science University, Tabriz, Iran

3 Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Sobhani V , Vahedi S , Farahani B , Ali Bakhshi E . Echocardiographic Findings in Professional Wrestlers, Int Cardio Res J. 2010 ; 4(3):e62945.

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International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 4 (3); e62945
Published Online: September 01, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 04, 2017
Accepted: September 01, 2010
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Abstract

Background: Cardiac changes caused by different types of physical exercise have been reported by many
studies. The aim of this study was to compare the cardiac parameters among wrestlers and control subjects by
two-dimensional echocardiography.
Methods: In this study, 32 wrestlers registered in an adult team of a wrestling club and competed in national
wrestling league were selected. The control group included 30 age-matched students with normal level of activity.
All subjects underwent at rest M-Mode echocardiography. The parameters determined and compared consisted
of the interventricular septal thickness, left ventricular internal diameter (LVID) in diastole, ejection fraction
(EF), left ventricular mass (LVM), posterior wall thickness (PWT), and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).
Results: The mean values of LVID (50.3±5.3 VS. 46.8±5.3 mm), LVM (219.7±50.7 VS. 166.8±44.2 gr), PWT
(10.1±1.4 vs. 8.6±1.3 mm), and the frequency of LVH (34.4%vs.13.3%) were significantly higher in wrestlers
compared with those of the control group; however, there was no significant difference between interventricular
septal thickness and ejection fraction in either groups.
Conclusions: The present study showed that LVID, LVM, PWT and the frequency of LVH were significantly
higher in wrestlers than in control subjects. This can result from regular exercise and physical activity. Increase
in LVID was probably due to types of exercises in wrestlers that beside of strength training emphasis on endurance
training. However, there was no significant difference between interventricular septal thicknesses.

Keywords

Cardiac Parameters Two-Dimensional Echocardiography Wrestlers

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