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Table 5 Clinical functional correlates of different LV geometrical patterns

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

Clinical features Total [(n%)] LV geometrical pattern p value
   NG CR CH EH  
   [n (%)] [n (%)] [n (%)] [n (%)]  
Dyspnoea at rest 5 (2.2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 5 (100.0) <0.001
Chest tightness 13 (5.7) 2 (15.4) 0 (0) 1 (7.7) 10 (76.9) <0.001
Exertional dyspnoea 31 (13.7) 0 (0) 1 (3.2) 6 (19.4) 24 (77.4) <0.001
Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea 13 (5.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (23.1) 10 (76.9) <0.001
Lower limb oedema 22 (9.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 6 (27.3) 16 (72.7) <0.001
Palpitation 15 (6.6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (6.7) 14 (93.3) <0.001
General body fatigue 32 (14.1) 4 (12.5) 0 (0) 8 (25) 20 (62.5) <0.001
  1. NG=normal geometry, CR=concentric remodelling, CH=concentric hypertrophy, EH=eccentric hypertrophy.