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June 10, 2009

Exercise Capacity and Left Ventricular Function

JAMA. 2009;301(22):2325-2327. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.697

To the Editor: In their analysis of factors associated with exercise capacity, Dr Grewal and colleagues1 identified abnormalities of left ventricular diastolic function as a factor independent of other echocardiographic factors. However, the authors appear to have omitted left ventricular mass and left ventricular hypertrophy as one of the echocardiographic variables in their multivariate analysis.

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