Regression of left ventricular hypertrophy--a meta-analysis.

  title={Regression of left ventricular hypertrophy--a meta-analysis.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Dahl{\"o}f and Kjell M Pennert and Lennart E Hansson},
  journal={Clinical and experimental hypertension. Part A, Theory and practice},
  volume={14 1-2},
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an independent risk indicator of cardiovascular disease. Obtaining reversal of hypertension-induced cardiac hypertrophy seems to be a desirable objective of antihypertensive treatment. A total of 2,357 patients were included in a meta-analysis on the effect of antihypertensive pharmacological therapy on LVH. Overall left ventricular mass (LVM) was reduced by 11.9% (95% confidence interval (CI) 10.1-13.7) in parallel with a reduction of mean arterial… CONTINUE READING
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