Echocardiograph changes in patients with malignant phase hypertension: the West Birmingham Malignant Hypertension Register

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In order to study the echocardiographic abnormalities in consecutive patients with malignant phase hypertension (MHT), we reviewed echocardiograms of 31 patients (23 male; mean age 52+/-14 years) with MHT who were admitted to our unit. Trans-thoracic echocardiography was carried out in all patients, and echocardiographic measurements were compared with those of 39 patients (30 male; mean age 54+/-10 years) with controlled nonmalignant essential hypertension, and 32 (19 male; mean age 51+/-10 years) healthy normotensive volunteers. Patients with MHT had a significantly higher mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure (P


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Human Hypertension
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2004