Table 4

 Athletes with left ventricular mass index (LVMI) >130 g/m2 vs athletes with LVMI <130 g/m2

ParameterLVMI>130 g/m2LVMI<130 g/m2p Value
BP, blood pressure; BSA, body surface area; CITP, carboxyterminal telopeptide of collagen type I; LVMI, left ventricular mass index; NS, not significant; PICP, plasma carboxyterminal propeptide of collagen type I; TIMP-1, tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase type I.
Values are given as mean (SEM).
Age (years)52 (2.5)53 (3)NS
BSA1.9 (0.02)1.8 (0.05)NS
Systolic BP (mm Hg)129 (3)129 (5)NS
Diastolic BP (mm Hg)77 (1)76 (3)NS
Max E wave velocity (m/s)0.75 (0.04)0.73 (0.03)NS
E:A ratio1.4 (0.08)1.3 (0.13)NS
TIMP-1 (ng/ml)417 (57)266 (20)0.01
CITP (μg/l)5.6 (0.4)5.2 (0.3)NS
PICP (μg/l)258 (19)273 (23)NS
Duration of training (years)19 (2.7)21 (3)NS
Weekly training (miles)26 (2.7)37 (4)0.06