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Range in pulmonary artery systolic pressure among highly trained athletes.

Antonello D'Andrea
,
Robert Naeije
,
Michele D'Alto
,
Paola Argiento
,
Enrica Golia
,
Rosangela Cocchia
,
Lucia Riegler
,
Raffaella Scarafile
, ,
Giovanni Di Salvo
,
Rodolfo Citro
,
Pio Caso
,
Maria Giovanna Russo
,
Raffaele CalabrĂ²
and
  • Department of Cardiology, Second University Naples, Naples, Italy. ebossone@hotmail.com

Although the physiologic range of pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) has been reported, data on how it is manifested in athletes are limited. The aim of the present study was to explore the full spectrum of PASP and the long-term training impact in a large population of highly trained athletes.

Keywords: Adult, Athletes, Exercise, female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, male, Pulmonary Artery, Pulmonary Wedge Pressure, Reference Values, Retrospective Studies, Systole and Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color.

Chest. 2011; 139(4) DOI: 10.1378/chest.10-1260

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