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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 68-72

Study of regression of cardiac hypertrophy in hypertensive patients on propranolol & clonidine

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Yegnanarayan Radha

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1. A 60 week study on the regression of cardiac hypertrophy was carried out in hypertensive patients receiving propranolol and clonidine. 2. M mode echocardiography 6 weekly for ventricular wall and cavity dimensions and ventricular function revealed decrease in internal dimensions, wall thickness and cardiac mass from 12-18 weeks onwards. 3. Regression of cardiac hypertrophy did not last beyond 42 weeks even with continued treatment of propranolol and clonidine.


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