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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) with strain pattern has been documented as a marker for LVH. Its presence on the ECG of hypertensive patients is associated with poor prognosis. The study was carried out to assess the association of the electrocardiographic strain with left ventricular mass (LVM) and function in(More)
BACKGROUND Some studies have suggested that diastolic dysfunction precedes the clinical manifestation of hypertension. Whether changes in cardiac structure and function predate the clinical manifestation of hypertension later in life is now being investigated. The aim of this study was to assess the differences in cardiac structure and function between the(More)
Soluble ST2 is a biomarker of cardiomyocyte stretch that is useful in the diagnosis and prognosis of coronary artery disease. Its role in the field of hypertension and hypertensive heart failure (HHF) has not yet been well investigated. We studied the effect of left ventricular remodelling on the concentration of soluble ST2 in a cohort of 210 subjects with(More)
BACKGROUND Echocardiography is useful in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases and it influences management. It is becoming widely available in our Teaching Hospitals though expensive. It is therefore important to know the value of echocardiography in patients' diagnosis. METHODS One thousand five hundred and forty four patients referred for(More)
BACKGROUND Electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy with strain pattern has been documented as a marker for left ventricular hypertrophy. Its presence on the ECG of hypertensive patients is associated with a poor prognosis. This review was undertaken to report the prevalence, mechanism and prognostic implications of this ECG abnormality. (More)
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