Development of a depressed left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy and a normal ejection fraction

J. Eduardo Rame, Marlon Ramilo, Nali Spencer, Christopher Blewett, Sameer K. Mehta, Daniel L. Dries, Mark H. Drazner

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Abstract

The progression from concentric left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy to heart failure has not been well defined. Of 159 predominantly hypertensive African-American patients with LV hypertrophy and a normal ejection fraction (EF), 28 (18%) developed a reduced EF after a median follow-up of approximately 4 years. Risk factors for this outcome included a history of coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema seen on a chest x-ray, or a subsequent myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-237
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume93
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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