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- Received April 7, 2009
- Revision received June 16, 2009
- Accepted July 20, 2009
- Published online January 12, 2010.
- Subha V. Raman, MD, MSEE* ()
- ↵*Reprint requests and correspondence:
Dr. Subha V. Raman, The Ohio State University, Internal Medicine, 473 West 12th Avenue, Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Clinical sequelae of hypertension include heart failure, arrhythmias, and ischemic events, especially myocardial infarction and stroke. Recognizing the hypertensive heart has diagnostic as well as prognostic implications. Current imaging techniques offer noninvasive approaches to detecting myocardial fibrosis, ischemia, hypertrophy, and disordered metabolism that form the substrate for hypertensive heart disease. In addition, recognition of aortopathy and atrial myopathy as contributors to myocardial disease warrant incorporation of aortic and atrial functional measurements into a comprehensive understanding of the hypertensive heart.
- left ventricular hypertrophy
- diastolic heart failure
- hypertensive heart disease
Dr. Raman receives funding from a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute grant (#HL095563) and from Siemens Medical Solutions.
- Received April 7, 2009.
- Revision received June 16, 2009.
- Accepted July 20, 2009.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation