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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the athletes and control subjects

From: Prevalence and pattern of cardiovascular magnetic resonance late gadolinium enhancement in highly trained endurance athletes

  Athletes
(n = 93)
Controls
(n = 72)
p-value
Age, years 35.7 ± 5.8 34 ± 3.6 0.038
BSA, m2 1.78 ± 0.18 1.85 ± 0.21 0.014
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 114 ± 15.9 113.9 ± 12.9 0.613
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 74.7 ± 9.8 76.1 ± 10.1 0.617
Peak exercise systolic blood pressure, mmHg 184.8 ± 35.6 NA
HR, bpm 57.5 ± 8.4 65.6 ± 10 0.001
VO2 max, ml/min/kg 43.7 ± 7.6 28.9 ± 7.8 0.032
Training load per week, METs x min 7619 ± 2837 NA
Training load, years 13.7 ± 7.7 NA
  1. Values are mean SD or n (%). Values in bold indicate significant differences between groups
  2. BSA Body surface area, HR Heart rate, VO2max Maximal oxygen consumption, MET Metabolic equivalent of task, NA Not applicable