Risk of mortality in relation to an updated classification of left ventricular geometric abnormalities in a general population: The Pamela study

Cesare Cuspidi, Rita Facchetti, Michele Bombelli, Carla Sala, Marijana Tadic, Guido Grassi, Giuseppe Mancia

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Abstract

Aim: We estimated the risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality associated with left ventricular geometric patterns, as defined by a new classification system proposed by the Dallas Heart Study, in 1716 representatives of the general population of Monza enrolled in the Pressioni Monitorate e Loro Associazioni (PAMELA) study. Methods: Cut-points for abnormal left ventricular geometric patterns were derived from reference values of the healthy fraction of the PAMELA population by combining left ventricular mass (LVM) index, left ventricular diameter and relative wall thickness. Death certificates were collected over an average 211 months follow-up period. Results: During follow-up, 89 fatal cardiovascular events and 264 all-cause deaths were recorded. Concentric remodelling was the most common left ventricular geometric abnormality (9.4%) followed by eccentric nondilated left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) (6.3%), concentric LVH (4.6%) and eccentric dilated LVH (3.5%). Compared with normal left ventricular geometry, concentric LVH [hazard ratio 2.20, 95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.44-3.37, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2133-2140
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • cardiovascular mortality
  • general population
  • left ventricular geometric patterns

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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