Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study group
VariableControl group (n = 30)Athletes (n = 36)p Value
Age (years), median (IQR)26 (24–28)27 (24–31)NS
Male, n (%)21 (70)32 (89)NS
Heart rate (bpm), mean (SD)70 (10)56 (11)<0.001
Body surface area (m2), median (IQR)1.8 (1.6–1.9)2.05 (1.95–2.11)<0.001