PATHOGENETIC MECHANISMS OF STRESS CARDIOMYOPATHY IN HIGH-QUALIFIED SPORTSMEN

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Hormonal and immune disturbances were investigated in high-qualified sportsmen during different periods of training cycle. Changed correlation of cortisol and testosterone levels was revealed. This fact is directly associated with significant immune dysfunction of Tand B-systems which leads to progression of cellular and humoral autoimmune reactions. These changes occure in the transitional period of the training cycle. It was confirmed that autoimmune reactions may be considered as the earliest markers of stress cardiomyopathy. Those sportsmen who develop these reactions must be classified as a risk-group.

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Vladimir Stanislavovich Vasilenko

Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University

Email: vasilenkovladi@yandex.ru
Dr Med Sci., Assistant Professor of Department of Hospital Therapy

Yuliya Borisovna Semenova

Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University

Email: ulasema@rambler.ru
MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Department of Hospital Therapy

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