Left atrial size in children with hypertension: the influence of obesity, blood pressure, and left ventricular mass.

@article{Daniels2002LeftAS,
  title={Left atrial size in children with hypertension: the influence of obesity, blood pressure, and left ventricular mass.},
  author={Stephen Robert Daniels and Sandra A. Witt and Betty J. Glascock and Philip R. Khoury and Thomas R. Kimball},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={141 2},
  pages={186-90}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of left atrial enlargement and the correlates of left atrial size in children and adolescents with essential hypertension. BACKGROUND Left atrial enlargement has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including stroke in adults. Risk factors for left atrial size in adults with hypertension include age, race, and obesity. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients (n =112; average age, 14.2 years) with essential hypertension were studied with… CONTINUE READING

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