Factors affecting left ventricular mass in childhood: the Muscatine Study.


OBJECTIVE To examine the contribution of age, body size, and blood pressure to left ventricular mass (LVM) in childhood and develop a population-based reference of normative LVM data. METHODS Age, sex, height, weight, and auscultatory systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured and an echocardiogram was performed to estimate LVM in 904 normal… (More)


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