Table 5

Body size related echocardiographic parameters in men of different age

WT/BSA1/2 (mm/m)EDD/BSA1/2 (mm/m)LVM/BSA3/2 (g/m3)WT/EDD %E/A
Values are mean (SD).
*p<0.05, †p<0.02, ‡p<0.01, §p<0.001 compared with controls.
WT, Left ventricular wall thickness; BSA, body surface area; EDD, end diastolic diameter of the left ventricle; LVM, left ventricular muscle mass; E/A, proportion of the early and late diastolic filling peak velocity; CHLD, children; c, control, non-trained subjects; a, athletes; AJ, adolescent/junior; YAD, young adult; AD, adult; OAD, older adult.
CHLDc12.42 (1.10)35.87 (2.44)70.23 (9.79)34.81 (4.35)1.94 (0.32)
CHLDa13.28 (1.57)37.64 (2.21)‡83.38 (15.07)*35.43 (4.85)2.03 (0.33)
AJc12.87 (1.30)34.35 (2.58)68.89 (13.35)37.56 (3.88)1.74 (0.23)
AJa14.20 (1.59)†36.42 (2.59)†86.55 (17.64)‡39.15 (4.90)2.36 (0.61)‡
YADc12.80 (0.77)35.92 (2.59)73.17 (9.31)35.85 (3.79)1.91 (0.38)
YADa14.65 (1.53)§36.99 (2.54)†92.36 (16.86)§39.79 (4.95)§2.08 (0.49)*
ADc13.02 (1.15)35.86 (2.12)74.62 (10.12)36.47 (4.27)1.47 (0.25)
ADa14.78 (1.52)§35.50 (2.45)87.22 (14.15)§41.88 (5.58)§1.77 (0.50)†
OADc14.03 (1.92)37.13 (2.86)88.23 (21.35)37.93 (5.49)1.22 (0.34)
OADa14.59 (1.93)36.20 (2.71)88.85 (18.33)40.50 (6.22)1.64 (0.36)†