Microalbuminuria in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy: The LIFE study
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
In patients with moderately severe hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy on two consecutive ECGs is associated with increased prevalences of micro- and macroalbuminuria compared to patients without persistent ECG left ventricular hypertrophy. High albumin excretion was related to left ventricular hypertrophy independent of age, blood pressure, diabetes, race, serum creatinine or smoking, suggesting parallel cardiac damage and albuminuria.