Published: 25 January 2019
Author(s): Laurence Ejiofor, Concetta Di Nora, Eugenio Cervesato, Iulian Cosei, Andreea Ravasel, Bogdan A. Popescu, Francesco Antonini-Canterin
Issue: January 2019

There are data showing race-related differences regarding left ventricular (LV) geometry in hypertensive patients. Several authors reported that concentric remodeling is the most common remodeling pattern in hypertensive African-Americans, and this pattern may be related to prognosis. There is little information about the LV remodeling patterns in hypertensive Africans that migrated to Europe, which might have different distributions from those seen in African-Americans. The aim our study was to describe the prevalence of LV remodeling patterns in hypertensive African-Europeans and to compare it with that of hypertensive Caucasians.

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