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Comparison of Meta-Analyses of Therapeutic Studies on Regression of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

  • Lennart Hansson
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 432)

Abstract

In recent years several meta-analyses have been performed of studies in which the effect of various antihypertensive therapies on left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) has been assessed. It is the purpose of this review to briefly discuss three of these meta-analyses. All data in the reviewed studies have been obtained with the echocardiographic technique.

Keywords

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Antihypertensive Therapy Framingham Heart Study Echocardiographic Technique 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lennart Hansson
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  1. 1.Division of Clinical Hypertension Research, Department of GeriatricsUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden

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