Dr Kate Thomas
Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgical Sciences
The Athlete’s Vein: Venous Adaptations in the Lower Limb in Endurance Athletes
Endurance exercise is known to induce cardiovascular adaptations; the athletic phenotypes of the heart and peripheral arteries have been well characterised. Endurance exercise also leads to expanded blood volume, the majority of which resides in the veins and must be mobilised in exercise. However, there are very few studies investigating how chronic exercise exposure changes the venous system of the lower limb. The aim of this study was to perform a detailed assessment of the morphology and function of lower limb deep and superficial veins in athletes compared to untrained controls using ultrasound and air plethysmography. The findings highlight adaptations that occur to compensate for the demands of regular endurance exercise in a time when exercise is so central to healthy living philosophies.
Registration and attendance
All University of Otago and Southern District Health Board staff and students are welcome to attend.
Due to COVID restrictions, there is limited seating in the seminar room. Please either attend via zoom or, if attending in person, please register your name at email@example.com
Zoom ID: 785276986
|Date||Friday, 29 October 2021|
|Time||12:30pm - 1:30pm|
|Audience||Allied health professionals,Staff|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
|Location||Via Zoom and 9th Floor Seminar Room, Dunedin Public Hospital, Dunedin|
|Contact Name||Amanda Buchanan|