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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 83-90

Left ventricular hypertrophy in renal failure a review

Department ofMedicine, Federal Medical Center, Owerri

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E B Arodiwe
Department ofMedicine, Federal Medical Center, Owerri

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PMID: 17668722

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Renal failure is becoming increasingly common in our enironment. Advances in management like availability of dialysis and transplantation is prolonging the live of patients. As a consequence complication are increasingly being encountered. Cardiovascular complication is one of the commonest; and left ventricular hypertrophy is one of the major cardiovascular complications of end stage renal failure. It is an independent predictor of survival in patients with chronic renal failure and is present in a large number of patients entering maintenance haemodialysis. This review summarizes the occurrences of left ventricular hypertrophy, its pathomechhanism, clinical significance, evaluation and interventional strategies. This information is useful to us as we grapple with this problem.

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