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Left Ventricular Mass: Correlation with Fatness, Hemodynamics and Renal Morphology.
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PMID:  25436020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular mass (LVM) is correlated with body composition and central hemodynamics as well as kidney function. Recently, fat-free mass has been considered to be more strongly correlated with LVM in comparison to other descriptors of fatness. We therefore address the question of whether comprehensive descriptors of fatness, central hemodynamics and renal characteristics demonstrate the association with left ventricular mass in healthy non-obese population.
MATERIAL/METHODS: 119 healthy non-obese subjects (53 females, 66 males, mean age 50 yrs) were evaluated. Central hemodynamics was measured by Pulse Wave Analysis, left ventricular mass was assessed by echocardiography, fatness was evaluated by anthropometry, bioimpedance, and ultrasound.
RESULTS: Left ventricular mass index (LVMI) correlated to the same extent with central and peripheral blood pressure but not with descriptors of wave reflection. Fat-free mass as well as intraabdominal fat correlated to a similar extent with LVMI. Kidney morphological characteristics indexed to body surface area were associated inversely and independently with LVMI.
CONCLUSIONS: Comprehensive assessment of fatness reinforced the concept that intraabdominal fat compartment is strongly correlated with left ventricular mass. Descriptors of wave reflection are not associated with left ventricular mass. The interrelationsh between kidney morphology and LVMI indicates that such associations may be a biologically plausible phenomenon.
Mariusz Wykrętowicz; Katarzyna Katulska; Agata Milewska; Tomasz Krauze
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Polish journal of radiology / Polish Medical Society of Radiology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1733-134X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pol J Radiol     Publication Date:  2014  
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Created Date:  2014-12-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-2    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101175532     Medline TA:  Pol J Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  426-430     Citation Subset:  -    
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