Left ventricular hypertrophy screening using a hand-held ultrasound device

E. C. Vourvouri, Don Poldermans, A. F L Schinkel, L. Y. Koroleva, F. B. Sozzi, G. E. Parharidis, J. J. Bax, J. R T C Roelandt

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Aims: To test the diagnostic potential of a hand-held ultrasound device for screening for left ventricular hypertrophy in a hypertensive population using a standard echocardiographic system as a reference. Methods: One hundred consecutive hypertensive patients were enrolled. An experienced investigator performed measurements of the thickness of the anterior septum and posterior wall using the parasternal 2D-long axis view and the end-diastolic dimension of the left ventricle with both imaging devices. Left ventricular hypertrophy was defined as an increase in left ventricular mass ≥ 134 g. m-2 for men and ≥ 110 g. m-2 for women, when indexed for body surface area and ≥ 143 g. m-1 for men and ≥ 102 g. m-1 for women, when indexed for height. Results: Sixty-five men and 35 women were studied (age 60 ± 11 years); mean duration of hypertension: 13 ± 11 years; mean blood pressures: systolic 150 ± 20 mmHg and diastolic 89 ± 11 mmHg. The anterior septum and posterior wall were visualized in all patients with both imaging devices. The standard echocardiographic system identified left ventricular hypertrophy by body surface area in 18 (18%) patients and by height in 26 (26%) patients. The agreement between the standard echocardiographic system and the hand-held device for the assessment of left ventricular hypertrophy was 93%, kappa: 0.77 (left ventricular mass/body surface area) and 90%, kappa: 0.76 (left ventricular mass/height). Conclusions: We conclude that hand-held devices can be effectively applied for screening for left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertensive patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1516-1521
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Volume23
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

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Keywords

  • Hand-held ultrasound device
  • Left ventricular hypertrophy
  • Left ventricular mass

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Vourvouri, E. C., Poldermans, D., Schinkel, A. F. L., Koroleva, L. Y., Sozzi, F. B., Parharidis, G. E., ... Roelandt, J. R. T. C. (2002). Left ventricular hypertrophy screening using a hand-held ultrasound device. European Heart Journal, 23(19), 1516-1521. https://doi.org/10.1053/euhj.2002.3162

Left ventricular hypertrophy screening using a hand-held ultrasound device. / Vourvouri, E. C.; Poldermans, Don; Schinkel, A. F L; Koroleva, L. Y.; Sozzi, F. B.; Parharidis, G. E.; Bax, J. J.; Roelandt, J. R T C.

In: European Heart Journal, Vol. 23, No. 19, 10.2002, p. 1516-1521.

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Vourvouri, EC, Poldermans, D, Schinkel, AFL, Koroleva, LY, Sozzi, FB, Parharidis, GE, Bax, JJ & Roelandt, JRTC 2002, 'Left ventricular hypertrophy screening using a hand-held ultrasound device', European Heart Journal, vol. 23, no. 19, pp. 1516-1521. https://doi.org/10.1053/euhj.2002.3162
Vourvouri EC, Poldermans D, Schinkel AFL, Koroleva LY, Sozzi FB, Parharidis GE et al. Left ventricular hypertrophy screening using a hand-held ultrasound device. European Heart Journal. 2002 Oct;23(19):1516-1521. https://doi.org/10.1053/euhj.2002.3162
Vourvouri, E. C. ; Poldermans, Don ; Schinkel, A. F L ; Koroleva, L. Y. ; Sozzi, F. B. ; Parharidis, G. E. ; Bax, J. J. ; Roelandt, J. R T C. / Left ventricular hypertrophy screening using a hand-held ultrasound device. In: European Heart Journal. 2002 ; Vol. 23, No. 19. pp. 1516-1521.
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