An echocardiographic study comparing male Swedish elite orienteers with other elite endurance athletes
1997 (English)In: American Journal of Cardiology, ISSN 0002-9149, E-ISSN 1879-1913, Vol. 79, no 4, 521-524 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Between 1979 and 1992, there were 16 known cases of sudden unexpected cardiac death among young Swedish orienteers, whose autopsies showed myocarditis to be a common finding. Therefore, 96 elite orienteers and 47 controls underwent echocardiography, showing left ventricular wall motion abnormalities in 9% of the orienteers compared with 4% in the controls.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1997. Vol. 79, no 4, 521-524 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-55523DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9149(96)00802-8PubMedID: 9052367OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-55523DiVA: diva2:83431