Why is left ventricular hypertrophy so predictive of morbidity and mortality?

@article{Benjamin1999WhyIL,
  title={Why is left ventricular hypertrophy so predictive of morbidity and mortality?},
  author={Emelia J Benjamin and Doron Levy},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={317 3},
  pages={
          168-75
        }
}
The prevalence, prognosis, and predictors of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) are reviewed, and theories of the pathogenesis of the relation between LVH and poor prognosis are summarized to highlight controversies in the field. In the Framingham Heart Study, which consists largely of white people, echocardiographic LVH has a prevalence of 14% in men and 18% in women. The prevalence of LVH is reported to be elevated in African Americans compared with whites, although the higher prevalence has… CONTINUE READING
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