Relations of central and brachial blood pressure to left ventricular hypertrophy and geometry: The Strong Heart Study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular

abstract

  • Left ventricular hypertrophy is more strongly related to systolic pressure than to pulse pressure. Furthermore central pressures are more strongly related than brachial pressures to concentric left ventricular geometry. These data suggest that absolute (systolic) pressure is more important in stimulating left ventricular hypertrophy and remodeling, whereas pulsatile stress (pulse pressure) is more important in causing vascular hypertrophy and atherosclerosis.

publication date

  • February 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/HJH.0b013e328333d228

PubMed ID

  • 20051906

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 384

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 28

number

  • 2