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Determination of Left Ventricular Mass by Echocardiography in Normal Arab People [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2001; 14(2): 61-66

Determination of Left Ventricular Mass by Echocardiography in Normal Arab People

Mohammad M.J. Mohammed
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

Echocardiographic data from 168 normal (1875 years of age) were pooled and analyzed to obtain normal echocardiographic values in the Arab people. The purpose of this study was to measure the normal values of left ventricular mass (LVM) in Arab people and to compare them with values obtained in Europe and North America.
LVM was estimated by M-mode echocardiography in normal male and female subjects. These values were related to age, sex, height, weight and body surface area. In men (N=82) the LVM was 186ą34 grams (meanąSD). Data showed significant correlation between LVM with weight, body surface area (p<0.05), but not significantly associated with height and age (p>0.05). In female (N=86) the LVM value was 168ą17 grams (meanąSD). Data also showed significant correlation of LVM with weight, body surface area and also with age (p<0.05) but not with height. Our results demonstrated that values of LVM in the Arab people are not different from values obtained in other parts of the world including Europe and North America. More studies are still essential in different Arab countries.

Keywords: Echocardiography, left ventricular mass.


Mohammad M.J. Mohammed. Determination of Left Ventricular Mass by Echocardiography in Normal Arab People. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2001; 14(2): 61-66

Corresponding Author: Mohammad M.J. Mohammed, Jordan


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