Comparison of coronary vasodilator reserve in elite rowing athletes versus hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Dec 15;80(12):1621-3. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00778-9.


Compared to normal volunteers, coronary vasodilation reserve is reduced in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy but not in rowing athletes with left ventricular hypertrophy. Positron emission tomography can provide complementary information to distinguish between the athlete's heart and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / diagnosis
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / physiopathology*
  • Coronary Circulation*
  • Echocardiography, Doppler
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / diagnosis
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Sports / physiology*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed
  • Vasodilation*