Table 5.

Sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of IMT and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) for cardiovascular deatha

Abnormal IMTLVH
aLVH was defined as LV mass >50 g/h2.7 in men and >47 g/h2.7 in women (20). Abnormal IMT was defined as IMT >0.82 mm. This value corresponds to the average value + 2 SD in a group of 70 healthy Italian normotensive volunteers (age, 52 ± 14 years) (17).
Positive predictive power27%25%
Negative predictive power100%93%