Left ventricular filling profiles and angiotensin system activity in elite baseball players

Zhi Yang Lai, Nen Chung Chang, Ming-Chuan Tsai, Chuen Sheng Lin, Sioh Hue Chang, Tze Che Wang

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Left ventricular (LV) filling profiles in elite baseball players has not been reported in the literature. Also, angiotensin system activity in athletes has never been reported. We used echocardiography to compare 20 male elite baseball players (aged 21.9 ± 1.0 years) with those of age- and sex- matched healthy sedentary subjects. Compared with the normal group, the athlete group showed a significant increase in LV mass, LV diastolic and systolic dimension, and left atrial dimension (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998



  • Angiotensin system
  • Baseball players
  • Echocardiography
  • Left ventricular diastolic function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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