Relation of insulin to left ventricular geometry and function in African American and white hypertensive adults: The HyperGEN study Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

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

abstract

  • After adjustment for body mass index and other covariates, insulin in nondiabetic hypertensive individuals has weak negative relations to LV chamber size, mass, and stroke volume, and also has weak positive relations to relative wall thickness but not to measures of LV systolic function. Thus, native plasma insulin level may not play a major independent role in the pathogenesis of hypertensive LV hypertrophy or dysfunction.

publication date

  • December 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0895-7061(02)03080-7

PubMed ID

  • 12460697

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1029

end page

  • 35

volume

  • 15

number

  • 12