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Cardiac function in adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6841243     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twelve patients with anorexia nervosa (mean age 17.6 years) underwent noninvasive cardiac evaluation. All patients had normal sinus rhythm at rest, during exercise, and following 24-hr electrocardiographic monitoring. The chest roentgenograms demonstrated a small heart secondary to a loss of left ventricular mass. Three of four patients studied had left ventricular mass measurements less than 100 g (normal is 90-360 g). Most patients had an elevated heart rate response to exercise with a slightly blunted systolic and a normal diastolic blood pressure response. Eleven of the 12 patients had reduced overall maximal working capacity. All but one had normal left ventricular ejection fraction at rest. There was no evidence of arrhythmias at rest, during exercise, or with continuous electrocardiographic recording. Young patients with anorexia nervosa appeared to have essentially normal cardiac function with a reduction in left ventricular muscle mass.
D S Moodie; E Salcedo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of adolescent health care : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0197-0070     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adolesc Health Care     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-06-23     Completed Date:  1983-06-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100395     Medline TA:  J Adolesc Health Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / physiopathology*
Exercise Test
Heart / physiopathology*,  radionuclide imaging
Radiography, Thoracic

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