Different normalizations for body size and population attributable risk of left ventricular hypertrophy: The MAVI study
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
In a large clinical population of hypertensive subjects with low prevalence of obesity, population risk attributable to LV hypertrophy was not meaningfully different in relation to the type of normalization of LV mass for body size. Height-based methods perform as well as body surface area-based ones. We suggest that the prevalence of obesity in hypertensive populations might substantially influence differences in population risk attributable to LVH identified by different methods of normalizing LV mass.