Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in newly diagnosed untreated hypertensive patients.

@article{Fici2012LeftVD,
  title={Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in newly diagnosed untreated hypertensive patients.},
  author={Francesco Fici and Dilek Ural and Sahin Tayfun and Guliz Kozdağ and Rita Facchetti and Gianmaria Brambilla and Raffaella Dell'oro and Guido Grassi and Giuseppe Mancia},
  journal={Blood pressure},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={331-7}
}
Essential hypertension is characterized by a left ventricular dysfunction. However, the majority of the studies performed so far investigated patients under drug treatment and/or with concomitant diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome or coronary heart disease, which per se may affect diastolic function independently on the blood pressure elevation. The present study aimed at investigating left ventricular diastolic function in untreated, uncomplicated and newly diagnosed… CONTINUE READING
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