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Table 4 Conventional and novel diastolic echo parameters in patient population (n = 25)

From: The impact of repeated marathon running on cardiovascular function in the aging population

Echo parameters Baseline Post-race Follow-up p value
 Doppler echocardiography 
Mitral E velocity (cm/s) 0.8±0.2 0.5±0.3 0.8±0.2 0.76
Mitral A velocity (cm/s) 0.5±0.1 0.5±0.2 0.5±0.2 0.68
Mitral E/A ratio 1.6±0.2 1.5±0.1 1.6±0.1 0.72
Mitral E decel time (ms) 208±52 212±63 214±48 0.65
 Left Ventricle: Tissue Doppler imaging 
Lateral S’ (cm/s) 10.1±1.0 10.2±0.3 10.4±1.0 0.58
Lateral E’ (cm/s) 11.4±0.6 7.6±1.1* 10.1±0.7** <0.01
Lateral A’ (cm/s) 4.2±1.2 8.2±1.0* 6.1±1.1** <0.01
 Right Ventricle: Tissue Doppler imaging 
S’ at base (cm/s) 11.3±0.9 8.7±1.2* 11.0±0.9 <0.01
E’ at base (cm/s) 11.6±1.0 9.5±0.9* 10.3±0.5** <0.01
A’ at base (cm/s) 7.8 ±1.1 10.3±0.9* 9.8±0.4** <0.01
  1. Values are mean ± SD. E, early diastolic filling; A, late diastolic filling; decel, deceleration time; S’, systolic annular velocity; E’, early diastolic annular velocity; A’, late diastolic annular velocity. *Post-race compared to baseline. **One week follow-up compared to baseline.