The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationships between left ventricular (LV) filling and age, heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), and LV mass in three groups of subjects with different casual blood pressure. Twenty normotensive subjects (NT: age 39.2 +/- 7.2; BP 121.6 +/- 11.3/77.7 +/- 7.5 mm Hg), 16 borderline hypertensives (BH: age 38.6 +/- 9.2; BP 138.2 +/- 11.6/91.7 +/- 9.4 mm Hg), and 20 essential hypertensives (EH: age 44.5 +/- 8.3; BP 165.7 +/- 14.8/107.6 +/- 11.4 mm Hg) underwent 2D Echo evaluation and PW Doppler measurements of transmitral blood flow velocity. In NT, the Doppler indexes of LV filling showed significant correlations only with age and heart rate (age v E peak: r = .68 P less than .001; v A peak: r = .45, P less than .05; v A/E: r = .78, P less than .001. Heart rate v A peak: r = .78, P less than .001, v A/E: r = .74, P less than .001, respectively). Similar but weaker relationships were observed in BH. On the contrary, EH showed no significant correlations with age or heart rate, but with both systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and LV mass (SBP v A peak: r = .49, P less than .05; v A/E: r = .68, P less than .001; DBP v E peak: r = 44, P less than .05; v A/E: r = .58, P less than .01. Left ventricular mass v E peak: r = .45, P less than .05; v A/E: r = .51, P less than .05).
|Autori:||Genovesi-Ebert A; Marabotti C; Palombo C; Giaconi S; Ghione S.|
|Titolo:||Different determinants of left ventricular filling in normotensive subjects and essential hypertensive patients.|
|Anno del prodotto:||1989|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|