Left Ventricular Mass Index as a Predictor of New-Onset Microalbuminuria in Hypertensive Subjects: A Prospective Study

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ComentandoLeft Ventricular Mass Index as a Predictor of New-Onset Microalbuminuria in Hypertensive Subjects: A Prospective Study

Por: Eirini Andrikou, Costas Tsioufis, Costas Thomopoulos, Ioannis Andrikou, Alexandros Kasiakogias, Ioannis Leontsinis, Athanasios Kordalis, Themis Katsimichas, Dimitrios Tousoulis y Christodoulos Stefanadis.  American Journal of Hypertension (2012); 25 11, 1195–1201.

We aimed to investigate the predictive role of left ventricular mass and its reduction on the development of new-onset microalbuminuria (MA) in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients. A total of 207 nondiabetic, normoalbuminuric patients without clinical organ damage (aged 50.8 ± 10.1 years, 132 male, 84 smokers) with baseline office blood pressure (BP) 148/96 mm Hg were followed for a mean period of 3.3 ± 1.3 years. At baseline and last follow-up visit, all patients underwent office and 24-h ambulatory BP monitoring, albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) determination, and echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular mass index (LVMI).  (publicado: 01-11-2012.)

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