Table 4 Echocardiographic variables of the study group according to the absence or presence of left ventricular hypertrophy in the athlete group
VariableLeft ventricular wall thicknessp Value*
⩽12 mm (n = 15)>12 mm (n = 21)
Ea (cm/s)19.15 (2.9)18.74 (2.2)NS
Stiffness index1.11 (0.32)1.17 (0.34)NS
  • Values are mean (SD.)

  • *Adjusted for heart rate.

  • Ea, early diastolic velocity, was calculated as the mean of Ea measurements at four sites around the mitral annulus.