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The role of gender in echocardiographically determined left ventricular mass in equally trained populations of Morales MC, Gleim GW, Marino ND, Glace BW, Coplan NL. - last modified 2013-05-16 11:31
Am Heart J. 1992 Oct;124(4):1104-6.


Athletes participating in a wide variety of sports have been shown to have increased left ventricular mass. Variables known to affect the degree of left ventricular hypertrophy seen in athletes include gender and the length of exercise training. Left ventricular mass has been reported to be significantly higher in men runners then in women runners, but the effect of gender on left ventricular mass (LVM) in equally trained runners is not known. We studied competitive men and women runners with equal training status to determine the effect of gender in exercise-related hypertrophy.