Left ventricular systolic dysfunction in a biracial sample of hypertensive adults: The HyperGEN study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Hypertension
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left

abstract

  • To determine the prevalence and correlates of left ventricular systolic dysfunction in hypertensive patients in a biracial population-based sample, clinical evaluation and echocardiography were performed in 2086 participants in the Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network (HyperGEN) examination; 86% had normal ejection fraction (>54%), 10% had mild ventricular dysfunction (ejection fraction 41% to 54%), and 4% had severe ventricular dysfunction (ejection fraction

publication date

  • December 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11566915

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 417

end page

  • 23

volume

  • 38

number

  • 3