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The assessment of left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertension.
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PMID:  16794466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The presence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in hypertension, as detected by the electrocardiogram or echocardiography, is associated with an increased risk of mortality and morbidity several times above and beyond the risk of hypertension alone. The LIFE (Losartan Intervention For Endpoint reduction in hypertension) study confirmed that pharmacological agents, which reduce LVH, confer further reduction in morbidity and mortality. This makes the identification of patients with LVH all the more important. In this article we describe the various methods available to diagnose the presence of LVH in patients with hypertension, and consider their strengths and their place in clinical practice and in research.
Khaled Alfakih; Scott Reid; Alistair Hall; Mohan U Sivananthan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hypertension     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0263-6352     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-23     Completed Date:  2006-10-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8306882     Medline TA:  J Hypertens     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1223-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Department, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Body Surface Area
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Echocardiography / methods
Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional / methods
Electrocardiography / methods
Hypertension / complications*
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography, Doppler / methods

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