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Table 3 Left Ventricular geometrical patterns according to duration of hypertension

From: Assessment of left ventricular geometrical patterns and function among hypertensive patients at a tertiary hospital, Northern Tanzania

LV geometrical patterns All (n=227) Duration of hypertension p value
   Early (n=44) Intermediate (n=101) Long term (n=82)  
NG [n(%)] 68 (30.0) 28 (63.6) 32 (31.7) 8 (9.8) <0.001
CR [n(%)] 45 (19.8) 10 (22.7) 27 (26.7) 8 (9.8)  
CH [n(%)] 64 (28.2) 4 (9.1) 30 (29.7) 30 (36.6)  
EH [n(%)] 50 (22.0) 2 (4.5) 12 (11.9) 36 (43.9)  
  1. NG=normal geometry, CR=concentric remodelling, CH=concentric hypertrophy, EC=Eccentric hypertrophy.