Study finds a high percentage of veteran endurance athletes — 20 to 25 percent — had aortas larger than the upper limit of clinical normality.
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- MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
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Dr. Baggish overseas research and the Cardiovascular Performance Program. The CPP research team focuses on studying cardiovascular adaptations to exercise as they apply to health, disease, and human performance.
- Baggish AL, et al. Training-Specific Changes in Cardiac Structure and Function: A Prospective and Longitudinal Assessment of Competitive Athletes. J Appl Physiol. 2008
- Baggish AL, et al. The Impact of Endurance Exercise Training on Left Ventricular Systolic Mechanics. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008
- Baggish AL et al., Cardiovascular Screening in College Athletes With and Without ElectrocardiographyA Cross-sectional Study. Annals of Internal Med. 2010
- Kim JH, et al., Baggish AL. Cardiac Arrests during Long-Distance Running Races. N Engl J Med. 2012.
- Weiner RB, et al. Baggish AL. Blood Pressure and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy During American Style Football Participation. Circulation. 2013
- Zilinski J, et al., Baggish AL. Myocardial adaptations to recreational marathon training among middle-aged men. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2015
- Baggish AL, Weiner RB, Kanayama G, Hudson JI, Lu MT, Hoffmann U, Pope HG Jr. Cardiovascular Toxicity of Illicit Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use. Circulation. 2017
- Nov | 8 | 2019
Research at the MGH is interwoven throughout more than 30 departments, centers and units and is conducted with the support and guidance of the MGH Research Institute. The Research Roundup is a monthly series highlighting studies, news and events.
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- Oct | 16 | 2019
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