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Left ventricular geometry in obesity: Is it what we expect?
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PMID:  24095148     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Obesity is characterized by the disproportionate growth of the components of body size, including adipose tissue and lean body mass. Left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy often develops, due to the coexistence of hemodynamic (cardiac workload) and non-hemodynamic components (including body composition and activity of visceral fat). While the hypertrophy of cardiomyocytes is produced by the hemodynamic load, through sarcomeric replication, there is a parallel growth of non-muscular myocardial components, including interstitial fat infiltration and accumulation of triglycerides in the contractile elements, which are thought to influence LV geometric pattern. Thus, pure intervention on hemodynamic load is unlikely to result in effective reduction of LV hypertrophy in obese. We review pathophysiology and prevalence of LV hypertrophy in obesity, with specific attention to LV geometric abnormalities and relations with body size.
G de Simone; R Izzo; N De Luca; E Gerdts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1590-3729     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
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Created Date:  2013-10-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111474     Medline TA:  Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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