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ea0014p14 | (1) | ECE2007

Role of growth hormone/insulin like growth factor 1 system in the remodelling process of the right ventricle in top levels rowers

Vitale Giovanni , Galderisi Maurizio , Colao Annamaria , Innelli Pasquale , Guerra Germano , Guerra Ermelinda , Lloyd Dini Frank , Soscia Antonio , de Divitiis Oreste , Lombardi Gaetano

The intensive physical activity is often associated with cardiac changes, particularly involving the right ventricular (RV) chamber. However, the molecular mechanisms involved in the RV physiologic adaptation to long-term training are not completely understood. In the present study we investigated the role of the growth hormone/insulin like growth factor 1 (GH/IGF-1) axis in the RV remodeling of athletes.Nineteen male top levels rowers and 19 age-matched...