International Journal of Hypertension / 2013 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Relationship between Plasma Aldosterone Levels and Left Ventricular Mass in Hypertensive Africans

Table 4

Correlation coefficients between aldosterone levels, aldosterone-to-renin ratio levels, and  echocardiographic parameters of left ventricular structure.

Variables Aldosterone ARR

Plasma aldosterone
ARR 0.4452**
Plasma renin 0.3883** −0.5879**
LV mass index 0.0179 0.0887
Relative  wall thickness 0.0043 0.0519
LV  mean  wall thickness 0.0381 0.1186
LV  Internal diameter (diastole) 0.0118 0.0472
LV posterior wall thickness 0.0185 0.1052
IV septal thickness 0.0070 0.0992

ARR: aldosterone-to-renin ratio; LV: left ventricular; IV: interventricular.
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