Sibling correlation of left ventricular mass and geometry in hypertensive African Americans and whites: The HyperGEN study
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
LV mass is strongly correlated in hypertensive African American siblings, and modestly correlated in their white counterparts, whereas RWT has stronger sibling correlation in whites. The patterns of familial correlation of echocardiographic LV mass and RWT suggest that the genetic underpinnings of LV hypertrophy and geometric remodeling may differ among ethnic groups.