Impact of myocardial geometry on left ventricular performance in healthy black and white young adults.

@article{Pattoneri2008ImpactOM,
  title={Impact of myocardial geometry on left ventricular performance in healthy black and white young adults.},
  author={Paolo Pattoneri and Giovanna Pel{\`a} and Fabiola B Sozzi and Alberico Borghetti},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={13-9}
}
Racial differences in left ventricular (LV) structure are suggested by clinical and experimental studies. This study evaluates if racial differences in LV performance exist comparing black to white young males, by tissue Doppler echocardiography and myocardial performance index (MPI). We examined 40 healthy males, 20 blacks (mean age 27.6 +/- 4.4 years) and 20 whites (mean age 26.5 +/- 6.7 years). All subjects underwent conventional echocardiography, tissue Doppler echocardiography, and MPI… CONTINUE READING

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