Usefulness of echocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy in predicting new coronary events and atherothrombotic brain infarction in patients over 62 years of age

Wilbert S. Aronow, Mordecai Koenigsberg, Kenneth S. Schwartz

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Abstract

Patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy have an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.1-5 Echocardiography is more sensitive and more specific than electrocardiography in detecting LV hypertrophy.6-8 We performed a prospective study to correlate echocardiographic LV hypertrophy with development of new cardiac events and atherothrombotic brain infarction (ABI) in unselected patients older than 62 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1130-1132
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume61
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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