Geographic variation in left ventricular mass and mass index: a systematic review

  title={Geographic variation in left ventricular mass and mass index: a systematic review},
  author={Katrina K Poppe and Michael Bachmann and Christopher M. Triggs and Robert Neil Doughty and Gillian A Whalley},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
Left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, defined as an abnormal increase in LV mass (LVM), is an important prognostic indicator and therapeutic target. LVM is often divided by body surface area to derive indexed mass; however, this does not correctly identify pathological LV hypertrophy in all people, especially when body composition is altered, or in different ethnic groups. We evaluated published ranges of echocardiographic LVM in healthy adult populations from different countries, excluding… CONTINUE READING

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