Document Detail

Importance of overweight in studies of left ventricular hypertrophy and diastolic function in mild systemic hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2529753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relations of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Relative Weight values and blood pressure (BP) to minimal forearm vascular resistance, ventricular septal and posterior wall thickness, left ventricular (LV) mass index and cardiac diastolic function were assessed in 31 men, 37 +/- 2 (mean +/- standard error of the mean) years of age. Eighteen patients with untreated mild hypertension were compared with 13 normotensive control subjects of similar age and weight. The hypertensives had higher clinic (137 +/- 3/96 +/- 2 vs 121 +/- 4/81 +/- 3 mm Hg, p less than 0.001/less than 0.001) and home (p less than 0.001) BP. Despite higher BP, the hypertensives did not have significantly greater values than normotensives, respectively, for minimal forearm vascular resistance (2.20 +/- 0.12 vs 2.04 +/- 0.11 U), ventricular septal (9.9 +/- 0.5 vs 10.2 +/- 0.3 mm) and posterior wall thickness (10.2 +/- 0.4 vs 10.0 +/- 0.3 mm) or LV mass index (106 +/- 6 vs 107 +/- 6 g/m2). Furthermore, diastolic peak filling rate, an index of LV diastolic function, was virtually identical in the 2 groups (2.71 +/- 0.14 vs 2.69 +/- 0.07 liters/s, difference not significant). Correlates of peak filling rate included relative weight (r = -0.62, p less than 0.001), posterior wall thickness (r = -0.51, p less than 0.01) and age (r = -0.45, p less than 0.05). Relative weight also correlated significantly with posterior wall (r = 0.59, p less than 0.005), ventricular septal (r = 0.47, p less than 0.005) and LV mass index (r = 0.38, p less than 0.05).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
B Egan; M A Fitzpatrick; J Juni; A J Buda; A Zweifler
Related Documents :
15172423 - Comparative effects of valsartan versus amlodipine on left ventricular mass and reactiv...
11568063 - Initial effects of the left ventricular repair by plication may not last long in a rat ...
25075163 - Impact of renal artery stent implantation on hypertension in patients with hemodialysis.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1989 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-28     Completed Date:  1989-10-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  752-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Body Weight
Cardiomegaly / complications*,  diagnosis
Hypertension / complications*,  diagnosis
Myocardial Contraction*
Obesity / complications*
Risk Factors
Vascular Resistance

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Assessment of the daily blood pressure load as a determinant of cardiac function in patients with mi...
Next Document:  Influence of temporal smoothing on quantitation of left ventricular function by gated blood pool sci...