Lack of Reduction of Left Ventricular Mass in Treated Hypertension: The Strong Heart Study

@inproceedings{Simone2013LackOR,
  title={Lack of Reduction of Left Ventricular Mass in Treated Hypertension: The Strong Heart Study},
  author={Giovanni de Simone and Richard Blyton Devereux and Raffaele Izzo and Daniela Girfoglio and E. T. Lee and Barbara V Howard and Mary J. Roman},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Heart Association},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Hypertensive left ventricular mass (LVM) is expected to decrease during antihypertensive therapy, based on results of clinical trials. METHODS AND RESULTS We assessed 4-year change of echocardiographic LVM in 851 hypertensive free-living participants of the Strong Heart Study (57% women, 81% treated). Variations of 5% or more of the initial systolic blood pressure (SBP) and LVM were categorized for analysis. At baseline, 23% of men and 36% of women exhibited LV hypertrophy (LVH, P… CONTINUE READING
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