Change in cardiovascular risk profile by echocardiography in low- or medium-risk hypertension Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

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

abstract

  • In untreated hypertensive individuals without overt target-organ damage, in whom treatment would be postponed or avoided according to current WHO-ISH guidelines, echocardiography modifies the risk classification in 29% of the cases, identifying a need for immediate drug treatment. In low-risk untreated hypertensive individuals, echocardiography commonly alters risk stratification based on the initial WHO-ISH work-up.

publication date

  • August 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004872-200208000-00014

PubMed ID

  • 12172313

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1519

end page

  • 25

volume

  • 20

number

  • 8