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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
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