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  • de Simone, Giovanni, et al. (författare)
  • Body build and risk of cardiovascular events in hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy: the LIFE (Losartan Intervention For Endpoint reduction in hypertension) study
  • 2005
  • Ingår i: Circulation. - 1524-4539 (Electronic). ; 111:15, s. 1924-31
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • BACKGROUND: Obesity may independently increase the risk of adverse events in hypertension with target-organ damage. We investigated whether body build was independently associated with higher cardiovascular risk and whether treatment with losartan relative to atenolol influenced the impact of body build on the primary composite end point of cardiovascular death, stroke, and myocardial infarction and on cardiovascular death in patients with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy in the Losartan Intervention For Endpoint reduction in hypertension (LIFE) study. METHODS AND RESULTS: The population of 9079 patients was divided as follows: thin (body mass index [BMI] <20 kg/m2, 2%), normal weight (BMI 20 to 24.9, 24%), overweight (BMI 25 to 29.9, 45%), and obese (class I: BMI 30 to 34.9, 21%; class II: BMI 35 to 39.9, 6%; class III: BMI > or =40, 2%). Incident diabetes increased progressively with BMI and was somewhat higher in the atenolol arm. Differences in gender and race were detected among the body build groups. Rates (Cox proportional hazard analysis) of the primary composite end point did not differ among body build groups after adjustment for age, gender, race, smoking habit, prevalent cardiovascular disease, and left ventricular hypertrophy. Cardiovascular death was more frequent among thin (P<0.05) and pooled class II-III obesity (both P<0.04) than normal-weight groups. Risk was not attenuated significantly by losartan treatment, nor did it interfere with the greater benefit of losartan- as opposed to atenolol-based treatment. CONCLUSIONS: In the LIFE study, stratification for classes of body build identified increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in both thin and moderately-to-severely obese individuals. This risk was not attenuated significantly by losartan treatment, nor did it interfere with the greater benefit of losartan-based treatment as opposed to atenolol-based treatment.
  • Devereux, Richard B., et al. (författare)
  • Left Ventricular Wall Stress-Mass-Heart Rate Product and Cardiovascular Events in Treated Hypertensive Patients LIFE Study
  • 2015
  • Ingår i: Hypertension. - 0194-911X. ; 66:5, s. 945-953
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • In the Losartan Intervention for End Point Reduction in Hypertension (LIFE) study, 4.8 years' losartan- versus atenolol-based antihypertensive treatment reduced left ventricular hypertrophy and cardiovascular end points, including cardiovascular death and stroke. However, there was no difference in myocardial infarction (MI), possibly related to greater reduction in myocardial oxygen demand by atenolol-based treatment. Myocardial oxygen demand was assessed indirectly by the left ventricular massxwall stressxheart rate (triple product) in 905 LIFE participants. The triple product was included as time-varying covariate in Cox models assessing predictors of the LIFE primary composite end point (cardiovascular death, MI, or stroke), its individual components, and all-cause mortality. At baseline, the triple product in both treatment groups was, compared with normal adults, elevated in 70% of patients. During randomized treatment, the triple product was reduced more by atenolol, with prevalences of elevated triple product of 39% versus 51% on losartan (both P0.001). In Cox regression analyses adjusting for age, smoking, diabetes mellitus, and prior stroke, MI, and heart failure, 1 SD lower triple product was associated with 23% (95% confidence interval 13%-32%) fewer composite end points, 31% (18%-41%) less cardiovascular mortality, 30% (15%-41%) lower MI, and 22% (11%-33%) lower all-cause mortality (all P0.001), without association with stroke (P=0.34). Although losartan-based therapy reduced ventricular mass more, greater heart rate reduction with atenolol resulted in larger reduction of the triple product. Lower triple product during antihypertensive treatment was strongly, independently associated with lower rates of the LIFE primary composite end point, cardiovascular death, and MI, but not stroke.
  • Greve, Anders M., et al. (författare)
  • Contrasting Hemodynamic Mechanisms of Losartan- vs. Atenolol-Based Antihypertensive Treatment : A LIFE Study
  • 2012
  • Ingår i: American Journal of Hypertension. - 0895-7061. ; 25:9, s. 1017-1023
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • BACKGROUND Pharmaceutical differences in central hemodynamics might influence cardiac response to antihypertensive treatment despite similar lowering of brachial blood pressure (BP). METHODS Data from all patients with at least two echocardiographic examinations in the Losartan Intervention For Endpoint Reduction in Hypertension (LIFE) echocardiographic substudy (n = 801); high-risk patients on losartan- vs. atenolol-based antihypertensive therapy. Echocardiography was performed annually for 4 years to measure stroke index (SI), heart rate, cardiac index (CI), conduit artery stiffness assessed as pulse pressure/stroke index (PP/SI) and total peripheral resistance index (TPRI). RESULTS Atenolol- and losartan-based therapy reduced BP similarly (cumulative difference in mean brachial blood pressure 0.3 mm Hg, P = 0.65). After 4 years the cumulative means of SI and heart rate were 1.8 ml/m(2) higher and 5.7 beats/min lower on atenolol-based treatment, respectively (both P &lt; 0.001). This kept CI below baseline in atenolol-treated patients, whereas in the losartan group CI was unchanged from baseline throughout the study. TPRI was decreased more and remained lower in the losartan group (cumulative difference in mean TPRI 287 dynes/sec(-5)/cm/m(2), P &lt; 0.001). These findings partly explained univariate differences in systolic- and diastolic function indices between the two treatments; fully adjusted losartan was only associated with a smaller left atrial diameter (cumulative mean difference 0.07 cm; 95% confidence intervals, -0.13 to -0.01, P = 0.03). CONCLUSIONS Contrasting hemodynamics impacted cardiac response to similar reductions in brachial BP on losartan- vs. atenolol-based therapy. The similar reduction of PP/SI suggests that the antihypertensive regimens used in the LIFE study had comparable effects on arterial stiffness (LIFE study; NCT00338260)
  • Palmieri, Vittorio, et al. (författare)
  • Electrocardiographic characteristics and metabolic risk factors associated with inappropriately high left ventricular mass in patients with electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy: the LIFE Study
  • 2007
  • Ingår i: J Hypertens. - 0263-6352 (Print). ; 25:5, s. 1079-85
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • BACKGROUND: To investigate electrocardiographic (ECG) and metabolic abnormalities associated with left ventricular (LV) mass inappropriately high for workload and body size (termed 'inappropriate left ventricular mass'; ILVM) in hypertensive patients with ECG left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). METHODS: In patients enrolled in the Losartan Intervention for Endpoint Reduction (LIFE) Echocardiographic Substudy, LV structure and functions were assessed by echocardiography; Sokolow-Lyon and Cornell voltage, QRS duration, Cornell voltage-duration product and ST strain pattern in leads V5-V6 were evaluated on standard ECG tracings. ILVM was defined as observed LV mass greater than 128% of that predicted by sex, body size and stroke work. RESULTS: In univariate analysis, compared with subjects with appropriate LV mass (n = 593), ILVM (n = 348) was associated with older age, diabetes, higher body mass index, lower systolic blood pressure, higher serum creatinine and urinary albumin/creatinine levels, higher LV mass index and greater prevalence of wall motion abnormalities (all P < 0.05). ILVM was associated with higher Cornell voltage and voltage-duration product but not higher Sokolow-Lyon voltage, with longer QRS and higher prevalences of ECG ST strain and echocardiographic wall motion abnormalities, independent of covariates including echocardiographically defined LVH or LV geometry. In separate logistic models, the likelihood of ILVM was significantly related to prolonged QRS duration, higher Cornell voltage, and greater Cornell voltage-duration independently (all P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: In hypertensive patients with ECG LVH, ILVM was associated with prolonged QRS duration and higher Cornell voltage, with ECG ST strain pattern, and with echocardiographic wall motion abnormalities independent of traditionally defined LVH.
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