FREQUENCY AND RISK FACTORS OF LEFT VENTRICULAR GEOMETRIC ABNORMALITIES IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS: A STUDY BASED ON THE UPDATED CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM OF LEFT VENTRICULAR GEOMETRY
Objective: To determine the association between cardiovascular risk factors and the abnormalities of left ventricular geometric abnormalities.
Study Design: Prospective cross-sectional, single centered study.
Place and Duration of Study: Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi, from Jun 2018 to Dec 2018.
Methodology: This study permission was sought from hospital ethics committee. Written informed consent was taken from participants of study. Particulars of all the patients who meet the inclusion were included i.e., 351 hypertensive.
Results: Left ventricular geometric abnormalities were detected in 321 subjects (91%), wherein concentric non dilated left ventricular hypertrophy is the most common left ventricular geometric abnormality (39%). Elevated systolic blood pressure and diabetes mellitus were positively associated with concentric left ventricular remodeling, whereas body mass index and chronic kidney disease were inversely associated with concentric abnormalities. systolic blood pressure and diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, large WC were positively associated with eccentric dilated left ventricular hypertrophy, while body mass index, duration of hypertension, MS were inversely associated with eccentric dilated left ventricular hypertrophy. Elevated systolic blood pressure was the strongest risk factor for eccentric dilated left ventricular hypertrophy. Large WC, systolic blood pressure and diabetes mellitus were positively associated with concentric left ventricular hypertrophy, whereas body mass index was negatively associated with concentric left ventricular hypertrophy.
Conclusion: Appropriate risk factor management and compliance can prevent left ventricular geometric abnormalities hence poorer outcomes in our population