Echocardiographic left ventricular mass index predicts incident stroke in African Americans: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.

@article{Fox2007EchocardiographicLV,
  title={Echocardiographic left ventricular mass index predicts incident stroke in African Americans: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.},
  author={Ervin R. Fox and Nabhan Alnabhan and Alan D. Penman and Kenneth R. Butler and Herman A. Taylor and Thomas N. Skelton and Thomas H. Mosley},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 10},
  pages={2686-91}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Despite theories that link stroke to left ventricular mass, few large, population-based studies have examined the predictive value of echocardiographically derived left ventricular mass index (LVMI) to incident stroke in African Americans. METHODS Participants in the Jackson cohort of the Atherosclerotic Risk in Communities study have had extensive baseline evaluations, have undergone echocardiography during the third examination (1993-1995), and have been followed up… CONTINUE READING