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Prevalence of residual left ventricular structural changes after one year of antihypertensive treatment in patients of African descent: role of 24-hour pulse pressure.

Authors
  • Libhaber, Elena N
  • Norton, Gavin R
  • Libhaber, Carlos D
  • Woodiwiss, Angela J
  • Candy, Geoffrey P
  • Essop, Mohammed R
  • Sareli, Pinhas
Type
Published Article
Journal
CardioVascular Journal of Africa
Publisher
Clinics Cardive Publishing
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2012
Volume
23
Issue
3
Pages
147–152
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5830/CVJA-2012-001
PMID: 22354147
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Even after a year of antihypertensive therapy, a high proportion (74%) of hypertensives of African ancestry retained residual LV structural changes, an effect that was associated with 24-hour pulse pressure but not systolic or diastolic blood pressures or clinic blood pressure in this ethnic group.

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