Asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction in essential hypertension: prevalence, determinants, and prognostic value.

@article{Verdecchia2005AsymptomaticLV,
  title={Asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction in essential hypertension: prevalence, determinants, and prognostic value.},
  author={Paolo Verdecchia and Fabio Angeli and Roberto Gattobigio and Mariagrazia Sardone and Carlo Porcellati},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={412-8}
}
Prevalence, determinants, and prognostic value of asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in uncomplicated subjects with essential hypertension are still incompletely known. We studied 2384 initially untreated subjects with hypertension, no previous cardiovascular disease, and no symptoms or physical signs of congestive heart failure (CHF). These subjects were studied at entry and followed for up to 17 years (mean 6.0). Asymptomatic LVSD (ALVSD), defined by an… CONTINUE READING
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