Association of plasma renin activity and echocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy with frequency of new coronary events and new atherothrombotic brain infarction in older persons with systemic hypertension

Wilbert S. Aronow, Chul Ahn, Itzhak Kronzon, Hal Gutstein

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Abstract

In older hypertensive persons, male gender, prior coronary artery disease, prior atherothrombotic brain infarction (ABI), and echocardiographic left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy are independent risk factors for new coronary events; age, prior ABI, and echocardiographic LV hypertrophy are independent risk factors for new ABI. The data suggest that high plasma renin activity in hypertensive older persons is associated with a high risk of new coronary events and of new ABI through its association with echocardiographic LV hypertrophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1543-1545
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume79
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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