Association of left ventricular hypertrophy with metabolic risk factors: The HyperGEN study
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
The progressive addition of metabolic risk factors including central obesity, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia is associated with higher LV mass normalized by height(2.7), independently of hypertension and other important biological covariates. Obesity played a major role in this association. This finding indicates that LV mass is a potentially useful bioassay of strategies of global cardiovascular prevention.