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Table 3 Segmental LV longitudinal peak systolic strain in all considered groups

From: The effect of exercise training on left ventricular function in young elite athletes

  Basal Medium Apical Bas-Ap P Bas-Med P Med-Ap P
Endocardial parameters
Cycling Septum -14.96 ± 5.0 -15.40 ± 3.9 -19.83 ± 6.4 .02 N.S. .02
  Lateral wall -16.00 ± 5.5 -14.81 ± 4.8 -19.35 ± 5.6 N.S. N.S. .02
Soccer Septum -14.71 ± 4.6 -17.43 ± 2.9 -20.78 ± 5.4 .001 .05 .03
  Lateral wall -16.94 ± 4.5 -18.55 ± 3.4 -18.66 ± 6.4 N.S. N.S. N.S.
Basket Septum -15.44 ± 4.2 -16.30 ± 3.0 -20.59 ± 6.8 .01 N.S. <.01
  Lateral wall -17.97 ± 4.8 -18.74 ± 3.8 -18.74 ± 6.7 N.S. N.S. N.S.
Controls Septum -23.72 ± 3.7 -29.44 ± 3.5 -15.88 ± 4.0 <.001 N.S. .004
  Lateral wall -17.10 ± 10.6 -23.0 ± 6.9 -16.91 ± 8.6 N.S. N.S. N.S.
Epicardial parameters
Cycling Septum -11.33 ± 3.4 -12.54 ± 3.4 11.69 ± 6.0 N.S. N.S. N.S.
  Lateral wall -11.67 ± 5.6 -12.08 ± 4.2 -10.88 ± 4.8 N.S. N.S. N.S.
Soccer Septum -13.22 ± 4.1 -15.44 ± 3.0 -13.05 ± 4.6 N.S. N.S. N.S.
  Lateral wall -13.27 ± 4.9 -14.66 ± 3.5 -10.96 ± 4.1 N.S. N.S. .01
Basket Septum -15.92 ± 4.3 -15.45 ± 2.8 -11.95 ± 3.8 .01 N.S. <.01
  Lateral wall -14.93 ± 7.0 -12.77 ± 7.9 -11.32 ± 3.6 N.S. N.S. N.S.
Controls Septum -12.24 ± 5.0 -15.80 ± 2.8 -15.48 ± 3.7 N.S. N.S. N.S.
  Lateral wall -14.74 ± 8.4 -16.50 ± 8.4 - 10.93 ± 5.9 N.S. N.S. N.S.