Various ways of calculating echocardiographic left ventricular mass and their relative prognostic values.

@article{Muiesan1998VariousWO,
  title={Various ways of calculating echocardiographic left ventricular mass and their relative prognostic values.},
  author={Maria Lorenza Muiesan and Massimo Salvetti and Cristina Monteduro and Francesco De Donato and Damiano Rizzoni and Enrico Agabiti-Rosei},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={
          1201-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the calculations of left ventricular mass according to thick-wall [American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and Penn convention] and thin-wall (Wikstrand formula) models. METHODS We have reexamined the data from the cross-sectional study on the general population sample of Vobarno and from a prospective longitudinal study of hypertensive patients assessing the prognostic significance of changes in left ventricular mass during a follow-up period of 10 years on average… CONTINUE READING