Left ventricular filling in the hypertensive patient: long-term course and influence of treatment.

BACKGROUND Hypertension is accompanied by abnormalities in left ventricular filling; however, there is a lack of agreement on the extent of the influence of antihypertensive treatment on them. HYPOTHESIS The present study was designed to evaluate the long-term course of these abnormalities in both treated and untreated hypertensive patients. METHODS… CONTINUE READING