Echocardiographic left ventricular mass in African-Americans: the Jackson cohort of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.

@article{Skelton2003EchocardiographicLV,
  title={Echocardiographic left ventricular mass in African-Americans: the Jackson cohort of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.},
  author={Thomas N. Skelton and Michael E. Andrew and Donna K Arnett and Cecil M. Burchfiel and Robert J. Garrison and Tandaw E. Samdarshi and Herman A. Taylor and Richard G. Hutchinson},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2003},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={111-20}
}
Characterization of target organ damage from hypertension is of particular interest in African-Americans, and evidence from electrocardiographic studies suggests that left ventricular hypertrophy is a frequent clinical finding of considerable prognostic importance. Echocardiographic studies may permit more precise characterization of the pathologic impact of hypertension on cardiac structure and function. The objective of this study is to characterize left ventricular (LV) structure including… CONTINUE READING

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