Noninvasive cardiovascular imaging for evaluating subclinical target organ damage in hypertensive patients: A consensus article from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, the European Society of Cardiology Council on Hypertension and the European Society of Hypertension

P. Perrone-Filardi, A. Coca, M. Galderisi, S. Paolillo, F. Alpendurada, G. De Simone, E. Donal, T. Kahan, G. Mancia, J. Redon, R. Schmieder, B. Williams, E. Agabiti-Rosei

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Arterial hypertension accounts for the largest amount of attributable cardiovascular mortality worldwide, and risk stratification in hypertensive patients is of crucial importance to manage treatment and prevent adverse events. Asymptomatic involvement of different organs in patients affected by hypertension represents an independent determinant of cardiovascular risk, and the identification of target organ damage is recommended to further reclassify patients' risk. Noninvasive cardiovascular imaging is progressively being used and continues to provide new technological opportunities to target organ damage evaluation at early stage. The aim of this article is to provide the community of cardiology with an update on appropriate and justified use of noninvasive imaging tests in the growing population of hypertensive patients. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1727-1741
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017



  • arterial hypertension
  • cardiovascular risk
  • noninvasive cardiovascular imaging
  • prognosis
  • target organ damage
  • antihypertensive agent
  • calcium
  • antihypertensive therapy
  • Article
  • brain
  • cardiac imaging
  • cardiology
  • coronary artery
  • coronary blood vessel
  • diastole
  • eye
  • heart
  • heart left atrium
  • heart left ventricle
  • heart left ventricle contraction
  • heart left ventricle mass
  • heart muscle ischemia
  • human
  • hypertension
  • kidney
  • left ventricular diastolic dysfunction
  • medical society
  • priority journal
  • target organ

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