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Background : Left ventricular hy­pertrophy (LVH) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular morbidi­ty and mortality in hypertensive pa­tients. The identification of risk factors for the initiation of LVH in patients with hypertension (HTN) is important including microalbuminunuria (MAU) and hyperaldosteronism. Objectives : Evaluation of the rela­tionship of MAU and plasma aldoste-rone to blood pressure (BP) and LVH in patients with essential HTN. Subjects and Methods Thirty male patients with essential HTN and 15 healthy subjects as a control group were subjected to thorough clinical examination, transthoracic echocardiography, lipid profile, serum potassium, serum aldosterone esti­mation. MAU was evaluated with dip­stick Micral-ll Test of fasting mid­stream morning urine on two successive days. Left ventricular mass index (LVMI) was calculated and values >134gnVm2 were consid­ered as LVH.

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