Blood pressure normalization is associated with normal left ventricular mass but not carotid geometry: The ICARe Dicomano Study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carotid Arteries
  • Hypertension

abstract

  • In our community-based, older population, antihypertensive treatment was associated with a normal left ventricular mass only when blood pressure was well controlled. In contrast, carotid artery remodeling and atherosclerosis were independent of antihypertensive treatment as well as of achievement of satisfactory blood pressure control. However, antihypertensive treatment was associated with significantly higher carotid compliance even in the absence of detectable changes in carotid structure.

publication date

  • May 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.hjh.0000222769.22724.ed

PubMed ID

  • 16612261

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 973

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 24

number

  • 5