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Table 1 Pre and post-race data (mean ± standard deviation)

From: Post-exercise left ventricular dysfunction measured after a long-duration cycling event

  Pre-race Post-race P
LVIDd (mm) 51.2 ± 4.0 47.7 ± 4.6 0.000
LVIDs (mm) 29.3 ± 4.1 30.4 ± 4.3 0.018
LVPWd (mm) 9.6 ± 1.1 9.6 ± 0.9 0.80
IVSDd (mm) 9.6 ± 1.1 9.5 ± 1.0 0.58
LVEF (%) 67.7 ± 8.2 59.7 ± 9.4 0.000
E/A 1.6 ± 0.4 1.1 ± 0.3 0.000
cTnI (μg L-1) 0.006 ± 0.015 0.056 ± 0.059 0.000
NT-proBNP (ng L-1) 27 ± 16 189 ± 111 0.000
HR (per min) 58 ± 8 86 ± 11 0.000
BPS (mmHg) 125 ± 12 110 ± 12 0.000
BPD (mmHg) 65 ± 10 62 ± 111 0.049
Ht (%) 43.3 ± 2.1 44.6 ± 2.9 0.000
Weight (kg) 74.3 ± 8.4 72.0 ± 8.5 0.000
  1. Abbreviations: BPD diastolic blood pressure, BPS systolic blood pressure, cTnI cardiac troponin I, E/A ratio of early to late peak diastolic transmitral flow velocities, H R heart rate, Ht haematocrit, IVSDd interventricular septum thickness during diastole, LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction, LVIDd left ventricular internal dimension during diastole, LVIDs left ventricular internal dimension during systole, LVPWd left ventricular posterior wall thickness during diastole, NT-proBNP N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide.