Determinants of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Hypertensive Patientsseen in a Teaching Hospital in Ghana

  title={Determinants of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Hypertensive Patientsseen in a Teaching Hospital in Ghana},
  author={Owusu Isaac Kofi and Acheamfour-Akowuah Emmanuel},
  journal={Journal of Hypertension},
Hypertensive heart disease presenting as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a common and potentially modifiable cardiovascular risk factor often overlooked in most sub-Saharan African countries including Ghana. This cardiac marker occurring in hypertension is very important because it affects the overall cardiovascular disease risk assessment and management. We sought to assess the prevalence and determinants of electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with hypertension… Expand
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