Comparison of right and left ventricular function in obese and nonobese men

Maria E. Otto, Marek Belohlavek, Bijoy Khandheria, Gregory Gilman, Anna Svatikova, Virend Somers

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Abstract

We studied systolic and diastolic function of the left and right ventricles in obese male subjects. Obese subjects had increased left ventricular mass and normal left ventricular systolic and diastolic function. They also had impaired right ventricular relaxation and right ventricular filling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1569-1572
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume93
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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