Aortic distensibility is increasing in elite athletes.

Erol M. K. , Yilmaz M. , Oztasyonar Y., Sevimli S., Senocak H.

The American journal of cardiology, vol.89, pp.1002-4, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0002-9149(02)02260-9
  • Title of Journal : The American journal of cardiology
  • Page Numbers: pp.1002-4


We assessed aortic elastic properties in 33 elite athletes and 14 healthy controls. The aortic distensibiliy, index and the percent change in the aorta were significantly greater in athletes than those of controls. The aortic stiffness index was lower in athletes than in controls, but the difference was not significant.