Does a nondipping pattern influence left ventricular and left atrial mechanics in hypertensive patients?

Marijana Tadic, Cesare Cuspidi, Anka Majstorovic, Aleksandra Sljivic, Biljana Pencic, Branislava Ivanovic, Radisav Scepanovic, Vesna Kocijancic, Vera Celic

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE:: The aim of this study was to determine left ventricular and left atrial function in untreated hypertensive patients with different blood pressure (BP) patterns by using two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE) and three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) speckle tracking analyses. METHODS:: This cross-sectional study included 147 recently diagnosed hypertensive patients (86 dippers and 61 nondippers). All patients underwent a 24-h ambulatory BP monitoring and complete 2DE and 3DE examination including speckle tracking analysis. RESULTS:: The analysis of our results showed that 3DE left ventricular global longitudinal strain was significantly lower in the nondippers (-17.8⊱âŠ2.6 vs.-16. 2⊱âŠ2.4%, PâŠ

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2438-2446
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Volume31
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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Keywords

  • hypertension
  • left atrium
  • left ventricle
  • nondipping
  • three-dimensional speckle tracking imaging
  • twist
  • untwisting rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Tadic, M., Cuspidi, C., Majstorovic, A., Sljivic, A., Pencic, B., Ivanovic, B., Scepanovic, R., Kocijancic, V., & Celic, V. (2013). Does a nondipping pattern influence left ventricular and left atrial mechanics in hypertensive patients? Journal of Hypertension, 31(12), 2438-2446. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0b013e3283651c24