Published in Health and Medicine Week, March 8th, 2004
CVD "is widespread in developing countries," scientists in California explained. "Hypertension is a major contributor of CVD."
"Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a risk marker in hypertensive populations," noted S.L. Kobal and colleagues at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. "Identification of LVH and treatment of high-risk patients can result in more effective use of the limited resources. LVH is diagnosed by echocardiography, often unavailable in developing countries."
"In Gambia, we used a...
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