Document Detail


LVH: consequences associated with cardiac remodeling.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15104028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
With increased hemodynamic stress, the heart must adjust to meet the greater demands placed upon it. This adjustment frequently involves an alteration or remodeling in its structure or geometry, which augments its performance and helps to maintain adequate function under changing conditions. One of the most important forms of remodeling that the heart may undergo is an increase in muscle mass in response to a pressure or volume overload or myocardial injury. This increase in muscle mass is known as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). LVH is of great importance from a risk selection perspective for two reasons: it is common, and it is associated with a significant increase in both morbidity and mortality risk. Thus, it is critical that both underwriters and medical directors be aware of this form of remodeling, its causes, diagnosis and consequences.
Authors:
Clifton P Titcomb
Related Documents :
10417038 - Acute myocardial infarction associated with anabolic steroids in a young hiv-infected p...
19380168 - Computed tomography unmasks a phantom tumour.
7876948 - Electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with suspected acute card...
2620468 - Anatomic substrate differences between black and white victims of sudden cardiac death:...
16684048 - Determinants of outcomes for postcardiotomy vad placement: an 11-year, two-institution ...
17660388 - Systemic nitric oxide synthase inhibition improves coronary flow reserve to adenosine i...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of insurance medicine (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0743-6661     ISO Abbreviation:  J Insur Med     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-23     Completed Date:  2004-06-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8401468     Medline TA:  J Insur Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-6     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
cliff.titcomb@ingre.com
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Echocardiography
Humans
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular* / complications,  diagnosis,  mortality,  physiopathology,  therapy
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors

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


Previous Document:  Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): a comprehensive review.
Next Document:  Gene-environment interactions and the complexity of human genetic diseases.