Table 2 Functional parameters during physical effort in patients with either physiological or pathological left ventricular hypertrophy
VariableAthletes (n = 45)Hypertensive (n = 40)p Value
Supine bicycle ergometer
    Maximum HR167.9 (14.3)181.9 (11.3)<0.01
    Maximum SBP173.15 (24.2)198.44 (21.2)<0.0005
Rate–pressure product (beats/min × mmHg ×10-3 )29.5 (3.3)35.8 (2.3)<0.01
Watts generated188.21 (34.7)142.11 (21.5)<0.0001
  • HR, heart rate; SBP, systolic blood pressure.