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Arterial stiffness, body fat compartments, central hemodynamics, renal function and left atrial size.
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PMID:  23957372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background. Left atrial (LA) size is an important predictor of stroke, death, and atrial fibrillation. It was demonstrated recently that body fat, arterial stiffness and renal functions are associated with LA diameter. However, data are lacking for comprehensive assessments of all these risk factors in a single population. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the association between LA size and different fat descriptors, central hemodynamics, arterial stiffness, and renal function in healthy subjects. Methods. To this end, body fat percentage, abdominal, subcutaneous fat, and general descriptors of body fat were estimated in 162 healthy subjects (mean age 51 years). Echocardiography was performed to assess LA diameter. Arterial stiffness and peripheral and central hemodynamics were estimated by digital volume pulse analysis and pulse wave analysis. Glomerular filtration rate was estimated by MDRD formula. Results. There were significant (p < 0.05) bivariate correlations between LA diameter and all descriptors of body fat (except subcutaneous fat). Arterial stiffness and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were also significantly correlated with LA size. Multiple regression analysis including all significant confounders, such as sex, mean arterial pressure, arterial stiffness, eGFR and body fat descriptors, explained 35% of variance in LA diameter. Conclusions. In conclusion, the present study reveals significant, independent relationships between body fat, arterial stiffness, and LA size.
Katarzyna Katulska; Agata Milewska; Mateusz Wykretowicz; Tomasz Krauze; Dagmara Przymuszala; Jaroslaw Piskorski; Marek Stajgis; Przemyslaw Guzik; Henryk Wysocki; Andrzej Wykrętowicz
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1502-7686     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Clin. Lab. Invest.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
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Created Date:  2013-8-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404375     Medline TA:  Scand J Clin Lab Invest     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology.
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