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Disparity between diastolic mitral flow characteristics and left ventricular mass in essential hypertension

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posted on 1997-05-01, 00:00 authored by M Zabalgoitia, S Noor Ur Rahman, W E Haley, L Oneschuk, S Yarows, C Yunis, C Lucas, W Linn, L Krause, John Amerena
Because left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and aging have been associated with abnormal LV relaxation, this study evaluated the impact of LV mass on the filling patterns derived by Doppler in a large population aged ≤50 years. Results suggest that in essential hypertension the intrinsic myocardial composition is more important than cardiac hypertrophy in determining LV diastolic properties. This apparent discrepancy between LV mass and diastolic filling patterns highlights the difficulty in establishing the diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction in elderly hypertensives.

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American Journal of Cardiology

Volume

79

Issue

9

Pagination

1255 - 1258

ISSN

0002-9149

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C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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