Prognostic implications of the compensatory nature of left ventricular mass in arterial hypertension Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular


  • In hypertensive patients, increase in LV mass beyond values required to compensate cardiac workload at a given body size and sex predicts cardiovascular risk independently of age and blood pressure, in the whole population as well as in the subset of patients with LV hypertrophy. Hypertensive patients with levels of LV mass lower than needed to compensate cardiac workload exhibit hyperdynamic circulatory status and the same risk pattern as patients with higher values of LV mass, possibly due to activation of the sympathetic system.

publication date

  • February 6, 2001



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004872-200101000-00016

PubMed ID

  • 11204291

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 119

end page

  • 25


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