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Table 1 Baseline characteristics, training level and running experience

From: Increased longitudinal contractility and diastolic function at rest in well-trained amateur Marathon runners: a speckle tracking echocardiography study

  All runners Male Female P
Number 84 41 43  
Age, years 50 ± 11 (22–69) 52 ± 14 (22–69) 48 ± 9 (22–69) 0.044
Body mass index, kg/m2 22 ± 2 23 ± 2 21 ± 2 < 0.001
Blood pressure, mmHg     
  Systolic 126 ± 14 130 ± 14 124 ± 15 0.052
  Diastolic 81 ± 8 83 ± 9 80 ± 8 0.067
Baseline heart rate, 1/min 63 ± 9 62 ± 8 63 ± 9 0.662
Weekly average training, km 54 ± 19 55 ± 23 53 ± 16 0.547
Previous marathons (n) 14 ± 25 21 ± 33 7 ± 10 < 0.001
NT-proBNP [pg/ml] 91 ± 73 68 ± 56 113 ± 81 0.001