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Left axis deviation and left anterior hemiblock in patients with essential hypertension during antihypertensive treatment (author's transl)
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6456213     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ECG's of 127 patients (81 men and 46 women) with uncomplicated essential hypertension were evaluated over a 4-year period of antihypertensive treatment. At the beginning of the study in 1973, 39 men (48%) showed ECG changes of left axis derivation (LAD) and 8 men (10%) a left anterior hemiblock (LAH), while 19 women (41) showed a LAD and 4 (9%) a LAH. During the course of the study no changes were noted in the 12 cases of LAH. However, two additional men developed signs of LAD in 1975/76 and one more in 1977/78. Men with LAH were somewhat older and women with LAH heavier in comparison to the total group. The combination of LAD and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) was evident in 9 men (11%) and 4 women (9%) at the beginning of the study, while 6 men (7%) and 1 woman showed a combination of LAH and LVH. Reversibility of LVH by ECG was observed in 10 patients (50%), but no concomitant changes in axis deviation were seen.
U Patzschke; C Manegold
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Herz     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0340-9937     ISO Abbreviation:  Herz     Publication Date:  1980 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-18     Completed Date:  1981-11-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801231     Medline TA:  Herz     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  246-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Linkstyp und linksanteriorer Hemiblock bei Patienten mit essentieller Hypertonie unter antihypertensiver Behandlung.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
Cardiomegaly / drug therapy*
Drug Therapy, Combination
Heart Block / drug therapy*
Hypertension / complications,  drug therapy*
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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