Echocardiographic parameters of both systolic and diastolic function identified the progression toward overt HF, in comparison with cardiovascular risk factors, which were unable to do so.
Conclusion::This study demonstrated that preclinical functional or structural myocardial abnormalities could be detected by echocardiography in asymptomatic subjects with two or more cardiovascular risk factors and without electrocardiogram abnormalities (stage A of HF classification).
The presence or absence of LV systolic dysfunction or LV diastolic dysfunction, as demonstrated by echocardiography, has an incremental value to cardiovascular risk factors in predicting both the evolution toward more severe HF stage C and the occurrence of cardiovascular events. . Estudo mostra o valor do Ecocardiograma para predizer evolução onde os fatores de risco comuns não chegam. .