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Echocardiography in Sports Cardiology

Guest Editor: 
David OxboroughLiverpool John Moores University, UK

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Echo Research & Practice invited participating authors to submit to our Collection  on Echocardiography in Sports Cardiology. Sports cardiology integrates the prevention, diagnosis, and management of individuals involved in sport and exercise. This transcends other cardiology disciplines including inherited and acquired cardiac conditions; hence, there are important multi-disciplinary and modality applications.

About the collection

Echo Research & Practice invited participating authors to submit to our Collection
on Echocardiography in Sports Cardiology.

Sports cardiology integrates the prevention, diagnosis, and management of individuals involved in sport and exercise. This transcends other cardiology disciplines including inherited and acquired cardiac conditions; hence, there are important multi-disciplinary and modality applications. This collection aims to provide a platform for high-quality publications related to the role of echocardiography in sports cardiology. We welcome submissions from original research, case reports, and review articles that highlight the current and evolving areas of this specialism. These can include but are not restricted to diagnostics, screening, secondary care, and management of those individuals involved in structured exercise.

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  1. Transthoracic echocardiography is an essential and widely available diagnostic tool for assessing individuals reporting cardiovascular symptoms, monitoring those with established cardiac conditions and for pre...

    Authors: Raghav T. Bhatia, Jan Forster, Melanie Ackrill, Nikhil Chatrath, Gherardo Finocchiaro, Saad Fyyaz, Hamish MacLachlan, Aneil Malhotra, Sarandeep Marwaha, Michael Papadakis, Liam Ring, Sanjay Sharma, David Oxborough and Dhrubo Rakhit
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2024 11:5
  2. The athlete’s heart (AH) defines the phenotypical changes that occur in response to chronic exercise training. Echocardiographic assessment of the AH is used to calculate LV mass (LVM) and determine chamber ge...

    Authors: David Oxborough, Danielle McDerment, Keith P. George, Christopher Johnson, Barbara Morrison, Gemma Parry-Williams, Efstathios Papatheodorou, Sanjay Sharma and Robert Cooper
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2024 11:4
  3. A reduction in right ventricular (RV) function during recovery from prolonged endurance exercise has been documented alongside RV dilatation. A relative elevation in pulmonary artery pressure and therefore RV ...

    Authors: Rachel N. Lord, Zoe H. Adams, Keith George, John Somauroo, Helen Jones and David Oxborough
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:22
  4. Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac defect and prone to premature degeneration causing aortic regurgitation (AR). The assessment of AR in athletic individuals poses several challe...

    Authors: Nikhil Chatrath, Jamie O’Driscoll, Sanjay Sharma and Michael Papadakis
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:20
  5. Image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs) are commonly used in resistance trained (RT) individuals and negatively impact left ventricular (LV) structure and function. Few studies have investigated the impa...

    Authors: Florence Place, Harry Carpenter, Barbara N. Morrison, Neil Chester, Robert Cooper, Ben N. Stansfield, Keith P. George and David Oxborough
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:19
  6. Pre-participation cardiac screening (PCS) of “Super-League” rugby football league (RFL) athletes is mandatory but may be completed at any time point. The aim of this study was to assess cardiac electrical, str...

    Authors: Lynsey Forsythe, Keith George, Michael Papadakis, Nathan Mill, Matt Daniels and David Oxborough
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:16
  7. Global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global myocardial work index (GWI) allow early detection of subclinical changes in left ventricular (LV) systolic function. The aim of the study was to investigate the imme...

    Authors: J. Kandels, S. Stöbe, A. Kogel, P. Hepp, H. Riepenhof, J. N. Droste, T. Stoeggl, R. P. Marshall, U. Rudolph, U. Laufs, S. Fikenzer and A. Hagendorff
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:17

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines . Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Echocardiography in Sports Cardiology" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.