JOURNAL ARTICLE

Do Combined Electrocardiographic and Echocardiographic Markers of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Improve Cardiovascular Risk Estimation?

Cesare Cuspidi, Rita Facchetti, Carla Sala, Michele Bombelli, Marijana Tadic, Guido Grassi, Giuseppe Mancia
Journal of Clinical Hypertension 2016, 18 (9): 846-54
27160298
The authors estimated the risk of cardiovascular mortality associated with echocardiographic (ECHO) left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and subtypes of this phenotype in patients with and without electrocardiographic (ECG) LVH. A total of 1691 representatives of the general population were included in the analysis. During a follow-up of 211 months, 89 cardiovascular deaths were recorded. Compared with individuals with neither ECHO LVH nor ECG LVH, fully adjusted risk of cardiovascular mortality increased (hazard ratio [HR], 3.36; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.51-7.47; P=.003) in patients with both ECHO-LVH and ECG-LVH, whereas the risk entailed by ECHO-LVH alone was of borderline statistical significance (P=.04). Combined concentric nondilated LVH and ECG-LVH, but not concentric nondilated LVH alone, predicted cardiovascular death (HR, 3.79; 95% CI, 1.25-11.38; P=.01). Similar findings were observed for eccentric nondilated LVH (HR, 3.37; 95% CI, 1.05-10.78; P=.04.). The present analysis underlines the value of combining ECG and ECHO in the assessment of cardiovascular prognosis related to abnormal left ventricular geometric patterns.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
27160298
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"