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Hypertension: left ventricular hypertrophy, ventricular ectopy, and sudden death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1835104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) has been identified as a significant risk factor for future cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. LVH and its sequelae such as myocardial ischemia, impaired filling and contractility, ventricular arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure can be reduced by specific antihypertensive agents. Future clinical trials will determine whether a reduction of LVH will ultimately improve its inherent ominous prognosis.
R Ketelhut; F H Messerli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Primary care     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0095-4543     ISO Abbreviation:  Prim. Care     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-26     Completed Date:  1991-12-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430463     Medline TA:  Prim Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / pharmacology,  therapeutic use
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / epidemiology,  etiology*
Cardiomegaly* / complications,  epidemiology,  therapy
Clinical Trials as Topic
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / epidemiology,  etiology*
Hypertension / complications,  drug therapy
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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