Sibling correlation of left ventricular mass and geometry in hypertensive African Americans and whites: The HyperGEN study Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

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

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • December 31, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0895-7061(01)02200-2

PubMed ID

  • 11775131

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1226

end page

  • 30

volume

  • 14

number

  • 12