Determinants of left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with recent diagnosis of essential hypertension

Francesco Buono, Salvatore Crispo, Gennaro Pagano, Giuseppe Rengo, Marta Petitto, Fabrizia Grieco, Bruno Trimarco, Carmine Morisco

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Development of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a multifactorial phenomenon. We retrospectively assessed the risk factors for LVH in patients with recent diagnosis of essential hypertension. METHODS: We analysed 1518 participants with recent diagnosis of essential hypertension (≤2 years). The duration of hypertension was established after cross-checking the patients' history and the records of the general practitioners'. The following cardiovascular (CV) risk factors were considered: age (men >55 years, women >65 years), SBP >140mmHg, DBP >90mmHg, obesity, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, low or high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol (men

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-173
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Left ventricular mass
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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