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      Influence of Age and Sex on Left Ventricular Anatomy and Function in Normals

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          Using digitized M-mode echograms, we evaluated the influence of sex on age-related changes of left ventricular (LV) anatomy and function in a normal population (75 males and 75 females, subdivided in age groups for each decade from 20 to 70 years). Aging is accompanied with an increase in septal and wall thickness in both males and females and in LV diameter only in males, with a progressive increase of LV mass more pronounced in males than in females. As regards LV function we found a progressive slowing of relaxation in females and of both contraction and relaxation in males, not related to changes in LV mass.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1992
          1992
          14 November 2008
          : 81
          : 1
          : 8-13
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Internal Medicine, and Medical Therapy, University of Pavia; bIRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, , Pavia, Italy
          Article
          175770 Cardiology 1992;81:8–13
          10.1159/000175770
          1477859
          © 1992 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
          Categories
          General Cardiology

          General medicine, Neurology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Internal medicine, Nephrology

          Left ventricle, Sex, Aging

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