Prognostic Implications of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.pcad.2018.11.002 PMID: 30408469 Web of Science: 000454671100008

Cited authors

  • Stewart, Merrill H.; Lavie, Carl J.; Shah, Sangeeta; Englert, Joseph; Gilliland, Yvonne; Qamruddin, Salima; Dinshaw, Homeyar; Cash, Michael; Ventura, Hector; Milani, Richard


  • Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) was one of the earliest studied echocardiographic characteristics of the left ventricle. As the myriad of measurable metrics has multiplied over recent years, this reliable and relevant variable can often be overlooked. In this paper, we discuss appropriate techniques for accurate analysis, underlying pathophysiology, and the contributions from various risk factors. The prognostic implications of LVH on stroke, serious arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death are reviewed. Finally, we examine the effect of therapy to reduce LVH and the resultant clinical outcomes. (C) 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication date

  • 2018

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-0620

Start page

  • 446

End page

  • 455


  • 61


  • 5-6