Table 3 Non-normally distributed echocardiographic variables of the study group
VariableControl group (n = 30)Athletes (n = 36)p Value
Septal thickness (cm)0.86 (0.78–1.02)1.3 (1.3–1.33)<0.001
IVRT (ms)80 (70–80)80 (75–90)NS
E/Ea ratio7.1 (6.5–7.7)7 (5.2–7.5)NS
LA size (cm)3.7 (3.4–3.8)3.8 (3.5–4.1)0.046
  • Values are median (IQR).

  • E, early transmitral filling velocity; Ea, early diastolic velocity; IVRT, isovolumic relaxation time; LA, left atrium.