Heritability of left ventricular dimensions and mass in American Indians: The Strong Heart Study Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

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

abstract

  • A substantial proportion of the variance of left ventricular dimensions and mass can be explained by heredity, independent of the effects of sex, age, body size, blood pressure, heart rate, medications and diabetes. Identification of genes influencing left ventricular size and geometry may provide mechanistic and therapeutic targets to prevent left ventricular hypertrophy.

publication date

  • February 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004872-200402000-00011

PubMed ID

  • 15076185

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 281

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 22

number

  • 2