Evaluation of the heart and atrial tree in hypertension Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arteries
  • Heart
  • Hypertension

abstract

  • Measurement of left ventricular and arterial structure and function using ultrasound provides information about cardiovascular adaptation to human hypertension. Standardized methods of M-mode, two-dimensional, and Doppler echocardiography and arterial ultrasonography are outlined in this review. Their use can detect a spectrum of left ventricular geometric patterns (concentric and eccentric hypertrophy and concentric remodeling), altered left ventricular contractility, pump function, and filling, and arterial hypertrophy and atherosclerosis. Detection of these abnormalities helps to stratify the level of risk and identify pathophysiological patterns in hypertensive patients.

publication date

  • January 1995

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 7606638

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 4

end page

  • 15

volume

  • 2

number

  • 1