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LVH: consequences associated with cardiac remodeling.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15104028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Clifton P Titcomb
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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    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular* / complications,  diagnosis,  mortality,  physiopathology,  therapy
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors

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