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J Korean Soc Pediatr Nephrol 2011;15(1): 14-21. doi: https://doi.org/10.3339/jkspn.2011.15.1.14
좌심실 비대와 고혈압성 심혈관 합병증: 소아 심장 의사의 관점
부산대학교병원 소아청소년과
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Prelude to Hypertensive Cardiovascular Diseases: from the Pediatric Cardiologist's Point of View
Min-Jung Cho
Department of Pediatrics, Pusan National University Hospital
Received: March 25, 2011;  Accepted: April 13, 2011.
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Although left Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is not only an adaptive response of the heart to increased cardiac workload in hypertension, it surelybut also is the most potent risk factor of overt cardiovascular complications such as coronary heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmia and stroke in the hypertensive population. Also it has become generally accepted that subclinical cardiovascular disease begins in childhood and LVH is the most readily assessed marker for that. As LVH can be seen in children and adolescents with even mild blood pressure elevation with the reported prevalence of 10 to 47%, aggressive antihypertensive treatment is critical in preventing the development of hypertensive heart disease in that those cases.
Key words: Hypertension | Pediatrics | Hypertrophy | Ventricles
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