What is the Association of Electrocardiographic Left & Right Ventricular Hypertrophy with Physical Fitness of Military Males?

Research Paper Title Association of electrocardiographic left and right ventricular hypertrophy with physical fitness of military males: The CHIEF study. Background To investigate the association of electrocardiographic (ECG) left and/or right ventricular hypertrophy (LVH and RVH) with physical fitness of military males. Methods The researchers used a military cohort of 2587 males, who were on… Read More


Left Ventricular Wall Thickness & British Army Recruits

Research Paper Title Left Ventricular Wall Thickness and the Presence of Asymmetric Hypertrophy in Healthy Young Army Recruits: Data from the LARGE Heart Study. Background To use cardiovascular magnetic resonance to investigate left ventricular wall thickness and the presence of asymmetrical hypertrophy in young army recruits before and after a period of intense exercise training.… Read More

Research: Preterm Birth & Heart Development

Preterm birth induces a switch from fetal to postnatal circulation before the left ventricle is fully developed. In animals, this results in an odd shaped left ventricle. To determine whether the same thing happens in humans, researchers used cardiovascular magnetic resonance to investigate 234 young adults, of whom about half had been born prematurely. Preterm… Read More