Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Evaluation in Obese Hypertensive Patients: Effect of Left Ventricular Mass Index Criteria

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Evaluation in Obese Hypertensive Patients: Effect of Left Ventricular Mass Index Criteria

Autor Rosa, Eduardo Cantoni Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Moysés, Valdir Ambrósio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sesso, Ricardo de Castro Cintra Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Plavnik, Frida Liane Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ribeiro, Fernando Flexa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kohlmann, Narcia Elisa Bellucci Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ribeiro, Artur Beltrame Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Zanella, Maria Teresa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kohlmann Junior, Osvaldo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo PURPOSE: To evaluate left ventricular mass (LVM) index in hypertensive and normotensive obese individuals. METHODS: Using M mode echocardiography, 544 essential hypertensive and 106 normotensive patients were evaluated, and LVM was indexed for body surface area (LVM/BSA) and for height² (LVM/h²). The 2 indexes were then compared in both populations, in subgroups stratified according to body mass index (BMI): <27; 27-30;> or =30kg/m². RESULTS: The BSA index does not allow identification of significant differences between BMI subgroups. Indexing by height² provides significantly increased values for high BMI subgroups in normotensive and hypertensive populations. CONCLUSION: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) has been underestimated in the obese with the use of LVM/BSA because this index considers obesity as a physiological variable. Indexing by height² allows differences between BMI subgroups to become apparent and seems to be more appropriate for detecting LVH in obese populations.
Assunto essential hypertension
left ventricular hypertrophy
left ventricular mass index
Idioma Inglês
Data 2002-04-01
Publicado em Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia. Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia - SBC, v. 78, n. 4, p. 347-351, 2002.
ISSN 0066-782X (Sherpa/Romeo)
Editor Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia - SBC
Extensão 347-351
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0066-782X2002000400001
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
SciELO S0066-782X2002000400001 (estatísticas na SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/1410

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