Electrocardiographic left atrial abnormality and risk of incident stroke in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Atrial Function, Left
  • Electrocardiography
  • Heart Atria
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
  • Stroke

abstract

  • Abnormal PTFV1, a marker of left atrial abnormality, was strongly associated with incident stroke in hypertensive patients, independent of in-treatment SBP and other predictors of incident stroke. This association, in the absence of detectable atrial fibrillation, suggests that an underlying atrial cardiopathy may cause left atrial thrombus formation and a subsequent stroke without intervening clinically recognized atrial fibrillation.

publication date

  • May 31, 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/HJH.0000000000000989

PubMed ID

  • 27254312

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