Ageing induces left ventricular concentric remodelling in normotensive subjects Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aging
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular

abstract

  • In healthy adults, relative wall thickness increases with age whereas left ventricular mass does not change. The concentric remodelling of left ventricular geometry parallels age-related stiffening of the arterial tree, elevation of systolic blood pressure and decrease in left ventricular volume. Thus partition values of relative wall thickness should be adjusted for age.

publication date

  • December 1995

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8903659

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1818

end page

  • 22

volume

  • 13

number

  • 12 II