Empiric determination of the transition from concentric hypertrophy to congestive heart failure in essential hypertension.

@article{Shimizu1995EmpiricDO,
  title={Empiric determination of the transition from concentric hypertrophy to congestive heart failure in essential hypertension.},
  author={G. P. Shimizu and Yuki Hirota and Koichi Kawamura},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={888-94}
}
OBJECTIVES Our aim was to determine whether there is a final transition from left ventricular hypertrophy to congestive heart failure in the late stage of essential hypertension. BACKGROUND A theoretic model using the concept of systolic transmural nonuniform wall thickening was applied to develop a concentric two-shell geometry allowing evaluation of the mechanics of circumferential midwall fibers. METHODS We evaluated pressure-volume data from 46 normal control subjects (control group… CONTINUE READING