[Left ventricular hypertrophy of hypertensive origin: classical concepts and recent data].


Left ventricular hypertrophy occurs in numerous hypertensive patients. It can be diagnosed by using echocardiography, whose sensibility (93%) and sensitivity (95%) are both excellent, provided the quality of the recordings is good enough (80%). Most often, left ventricular hypertrophy is a concentric one (relative wall thickness greater than 0.45). The… (More)


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