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Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis

  • P. J. Voogd
  • I. Schicht
  • P. C. J. van Breda Vriesman
  • L. K. Monsjou
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 13)


Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is defined as an increase in left ventricular muscle mass as a consequence of enhanced stroke work brought about by an increase in preload or an enhanced afterload or both [1]. Enhanced afterload will cause an increase in wall thickness [2] whereas an increase in preload will be accommodated by dilatation [3].


Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Left Ventricular Mass Chronic Hemodialysis Point Score Posterior Wall Thickness 
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  • P. J. Voogd
  • I. Schicht
  • P. C. J. van Breda Vriesman
  • L. K. Monsjou

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