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Behaviour of blood pressure in dilated cardiomyopathy patients suspected significantly hypertensive at echocardiography.
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PMID:  7676759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eleven DCM patients who were found to have significant background hypertension from an echocardiographic assessment of the role of hypertension in DCM form the subject of this follow-up study. This was to test the reliability or otherwise of this investigative method which is supposed to identify DCM patients who would be expected to manifest hypertension with traditional anti-heart failure treatment. Results suggest a sensitivity of about 73% and specificity of 36%. It has a false positive potential in young females with the "Zaria-type" peripartum cardiomyopathy where fluid overload and not intrinsic myocardial failure is responsible.
B N Okeahialam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-19     Completed Date:  1995-10-19     Revised Date:  2009-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Pressure
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / complications*,  physiopathology
Cardiotonic Agents / therapeutic use
Digoxin / therapeutic use
Diuretics / therapeutic use
Follow-Up Studies
Furosemide / therapeutic use
Hypertension / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Potassium / therapeutic use
Sensitivity and Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiotonic Agents; 0/Diuretics; 20830-75-5/Digoxin; 54-31-9/Furosemide; 7440-09-7/Potassium

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