Hypertension as a hemodynamic disease: The role of impedance cardiography in diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic decision making

Ventura, Hector O., Taler, Sandra J. and Strobeck, John E. (2005) Hypertension as a hemodynamic disease: The role of impedance cardiography in diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic decision making. American Journal of Hypertension, 18 2 Supplement: 26S-43S. doi:10.1016/j.amjhyper.2004.11.002


Author Ventura, Hector O.
Taler, Sandra J.
Strobeck, John E.
Title Hypertension as a hemodynamic disease: The role of impedance cardiography in diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic decision making
Journal name American Journal of Hypertension   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0895-7061
1941-7225
Publication date 2005-02
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.amjhyper.2004.11.002
Volume 18
Issue 2 Supplement
Start page 26S
End page 43S
Total pages 18
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Abstract Hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease, affecting approximately 60 million Americans. Despite the importance of this condition, only the minority of patients are appropriately identified and treated to reach recommended blood pressure (BP) goals. Although historically defined as an elevation of BP alone, hypertension is characterized by abnormalities of cardiac output, systemic vascular resistance, and arterial compliance. These hemodynamic aspects of hypertension have implications for diagnosis, risk stratification, and treatment. Impedance cardiography (ICG) has emerged as a unique and highly accurate noninvasive tool that is used to assess hemodynamic parameters. Measurement of the various hemodynamic components using ICG in those with hypertension allows more complete characterization of the condition, a greater ability to identify those at highest risk, and allows more effectively targeted drug management. This article reviews the importance of hemodynamic factors in hypertension and the evolving role of ICG technology in the assessment and management of this important cardiovascular condition.
Keyword Hypertension
Hemodynamics
Impedance cardiography
Left-ventricular Hypertrophy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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