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Hypertrophy and Remodeling of the Heart in Hypertensive Patients

Ryszard Andrzejak, Rafał Poręba, Arkadiusz Derkacz
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2003;7(1):35-43.

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Vol 7, No 1 (2003)
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Published online: 2003-01-16

Abstract

Hypertrophy and concentric remodeling of the left ventricle are important manifestations of hypertension that are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Hypertension is the most common cause of cardiac failure. Recent studies have shown that isolated diastolic dysfunction very often accompanies early stages of hypertension. Furthermore, it has been recently made clear that myocardial ischaemia and fibrosis are two important factors associated with diastolic dysfunction in hypertension. The proper treatment of hypertension should prevent cardiovascular events and decrease mortality in general population.

Abstract

Hypertrophy and concentric remodeling of the left ventricle are important manifestations of hypertension that are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Hypertension is the most common cause of cardiac failure. Recent studies have shown that isolated diastolic dysfunction very often accompanies early stages of hypertension. Furthermore, it has been recently made clear that myocardial ischaemia and fibrosis are two important factors associated with diastolic dysfunction in hypertension. The proper treatment of hypertension should prevent cardiovascular events and decrease mortality in general population.
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Keywords

hypertension; remodelling; heart failure

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Title

Hypertrophy and Remodeling of the Heart in Hypertensive Patients

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 7, No 1 (2003)

Pages

35-43

Published online

2003-01-16

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2003;7(1):35-43.

Keywords

hypertension
remodelling
heart failure

Authors

Ryszard Andrzejak
Rafał Poręba
Arkadiusz Derkacz

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