An appraisal of echocardiography as an epidemiological tool: The strong heart study Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

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

abstract

  • Improvements in echocardiographic methods have increased the yield of LVM in middle-aged and older adults and allow even more consistent assessment of cardiac volume load. Despite small persistent biases, due to associations of missing LVM and Doppler stroke volume data with male gender, greater obesity, lower FEV(1) and (for LVM only) older age, individuals with missing measurement are not at higher risk of cardiovascular events.

publication date

  • April 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1047-2797(02)00264-8

PubMed ID

  • 12684189

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 238

end page

  • 44

volume

  • 13

number

  • 4