Reversibility of left ventricular hypertrophy.

  title={Reversibility of left ventricular hypertrophy.},
  author={John Malcolm Cruickshank},
  journal={Blood pressure. Supplement},
  pages={32-3; discussion 33-4}
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a powerful independent risk factor for coronary artery disease. This overview of 104 studies examines the ability of various types of antihypertensive therapies to reverse LVH as assessed by echocardiography. Combination therapy, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and methyldopa were the most effective in reversing LV mass; vasodilators such as minoxidil and hydralazine had no effect on LVH. These differences were independent of the degree of… CONTINUE READING


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