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The different faces of echocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy: clues to the etiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20591620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular hypertrophy is a nonspecific physiologic or maladaptive cardiac response to a large array of stimuli mediated by exercise and numerous cardiac and systemic diseases. Hypertrophy, however, is not uniform. Rather, depending on the underlying pathologic mechanism, it may display unique morphologic and functional characteristics. The precise characterization and quantification of left ventricular hypertrophy may therefore allow a more timely diagnosis of the underlying condition. The clinical reference standard to assess left ventricular hypertrophy is echocardiography, but a comprehensive description of how to approach this frequent finding in clinical practice is lacking. The current review systematically describes the typical echocardiographic patterns of important types of cardiac hypertrophy using both established and advanced imaging modalities, thus guiding clinicians' path to early diagnosis.
Frank Weidemann; Markus Niemann; Georg Ertl; Stefan Störk
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-06-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-27     Completed Date:  2010-12-27     Revised Date:  2011-01-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  793-801     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 American Society of Echocardiography. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Internal Medicine I/Center of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography / methods*
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / etiology*,  ultrasonography*
Comment In:
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Jan;24(1):107; author reply 107-8   [PMID:  21074363 ]

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