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YG Bhaskar

Clinical Determinants of Increased Left Ventricular Mass on Echocardiogram in Medically Treated Afro-Caribbean Hypertensive Patients

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337–41
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Echocardiograms were performed in 100 Afro-Caribbean patients with hypertension. Increased left ventricular mass index was seen in 55%. Poorly controlled hypertension was the greatest contributing factor to the finding, with hypertrophy increasing with increasing systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Obesity may also have played a role.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

Sensitivity and Specificity of the Electrocardiogram in Predicting the Presence of Increased Left Ventricular Mass Index on the Echocardiogram in Afro-Caribbean Hypertensive Patients

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134–8
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In an Afro-Caribbean population of 111 treated hypertensive patients, electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy by any criterion was seen in 42% of patients and increased left ventricular mass index on echocardiogram was seen in 50% of patients. The sensitivity of various left ventricular scoring systems of the electrocardiogram for predicting increased left ventricular mass index was 3 to 31%, the specificity 80 to 96%. The echocardiogram may be the tool of choice for predicting cardiovascular risk in the hypertensive Afro-Caribbean patient.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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