The clinical course of left ventricular hypertrophy in dialysis patients.

To determine the clinical and echocardiographic outcome of left ventricular hypertrophy a prospective study was undertaken of 104 nondiabetic dialysis patients without dilated cardiomyopathy, who were followed for 3-5 years. 33% of patients had normal echocardiogram, 41% mild and 27% severe hypertrophy (left ventricular wall thickness greater than or equal… CONTINUE READING