The importance of left ventricular hypertrophy in human hypertension.

  title={The importance of left ventricular hypertrophy in human hypertension.},
  author={Thomas Kahan},
  journal={Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official journal of the International Society of Hypertension},
  volume={16 7},
  • Thomas Kahan
  • Published 1998 in
    Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official…
Hemodynamic and non-hemodynamic factors contribute to the development of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). The presence of LVH is an important independent risk factor for total mortality and for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Direct cardiac effects of LVH include an increased risk of developing of congestive heart failure, an increased risk of arrhythmic events, and a reduced coronary flow reserve, promoting myocardial ischemic episodes. In addition, hypertension may promote the… CONTINUE READING
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