Impact of Echocardiographic Left Ventricular Geometry on Clinical Prognosis Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.pcad.2014.05.003 PMID: 25081397 Web of Science: 000340075400002

Cited authors

  • Lavie, Carl J.; Patel, Dharmendrakumar A.; Milani, Richard V.; Ventura, Hector O.; Shah, Sangeeta; Gilliland, Yvonne


  • Abnormal left ventricular (LV) geometry, including LV hypertrophy (LVH), is associated with increased risk of major cardiovascular (CV) events and all-cause mortality and may be an independent predictor of morbid CV events. Patients with LVH have increased risk of congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, sudden cardiac death and stroke. We review the risk factors for LVH and its consequences, as well as the risk imposed by concentric remodeling (CR). We also examine evidence supporting the benefits of LVH regression, as well as evidence regarding the risk of CR progressing to LVH, as opposed to normalization of CR. We also briefly review the association of abnormal LV geometry with left atrial enlargement and the combined effects of these structural cardiac abnormalities. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication date

  • 2014

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-0620

Start page

  • 3

End page

  • 9


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