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Association between electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy with strain pattern and left ventricular structure and function.
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PMID:  16601328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) with strain pattern has been documented as a marker for LVH. Its presence on the ECG of hypertensive patients is associated with poor prognosis. The study was carried out to assess the association of the electrocardiographic strain with left ventricular mass (LVM) and function in hypertensive Nigerians. MATERIAL AND METHODS: ECG as well as echocardiograms were performed in 64 hypertensive patients with ECG-LVH and strain pattern, 65 patients with ECG-LVH by Sokolow-Lyon (SL) voltage criteria and 62 normal controls. RESULTS: The study showed that electrocardiographic left ventricular (LV) strain pattern is associated with dilated left atrium, larger LV internal dimensions and greater absolute and indexed LVM in hypertensive Nigerians compared with ECG-LVH by SL voltage criteria alone or normal controls. CONCLUSION: The findings of this study support the fact that the ECG strain pattern is associated with increased LVM and an increased risk of developing abnormal LV geometry.
O S Ogah; A A Adebiyi; O O Oladapo; A Aje; D B Ojji; A K Adebayo; B L Salako; A O Falase
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-04-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-03     Completed Date:  2006-08-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan/University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Diastole / physiology*
Heart Ventricles / pathology*
Hypertension / complications*
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / etiology,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Logistic Models
Middle Aged

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