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Electrocardiological features in obesity: the benefits of body surface potential mapping.
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PMID:  25254034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Various ECG abnormalities are commonly observed in obesity and in metabolic syndrome.
SUMMARY: Some of these abnormalities are caused by the pushed-up position of the diaphragm due to obesity and others occur as a result of the complications of the condition. The position of the R wave may change, various arrhythmias may develop or the QT interval may be prolonged, which increases the tendency to malignant arrhythmias. In obesity, the ECG signs of ventricular hypertrophy are less informative due to the accumulation of epicardial and subcutaneous adipose tissue. In general, it can be concluded that a microcirculation disorder is present in metabolic syndrome that may primarily be associated with ST-T wave abnormalities.
KEY MESSAGES: Body surface potential mapping is a more sensitive method than traditional ECG with potentially greater use for diagnosis mainly in the early phase of non-ST elevation myocardial infarctions.
Gábor Simonyi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2014-07-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiorenal medicine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1664-3828     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiorenal Med     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-25     Completed Date:  2014-09-25     Revised Date:  2014-09-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101554863     Medline TA:  Cardiorenal Med     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-9     Citation Subset:  -    
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