Impaired systolic dysfunction of left ventricular longitudinal fibers: a sign of early hypertensive cardiomyopathy.

@article{Koulouris2005ImpairedSD,
  title={Impaired systolic dysfunction of left ventricular longitudinal fibers: a sign of early hypertensive cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Spyridon N Koulouris and Kostantinos G Kostopoulos and Konstantinos A. Triantafyllou and Ilias K Karabinos and Tania P Bouki and Haris I Karvounis and Heyder Omran and Gerasimos Filippatos and Athanasios I. Kranidis},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={282-6}
}
BACKGROUND Atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) study by M-mode echocardiography can supply useful clinical information about left ventricular (LV) long-axis function. HYPOTHESIS We assessed the hypothesis that AVPD estimation could be used to detect early hypertensive cardiomyopathy. METHODS The study population included 81 hypertensive patients… CONTINUE READING