Association of serum adiponectin and insulin-like growth factor I levels with parameters of cardiac remodeling in severely obese patients.

@article{Sirbu2013AssociationOS,
  title={Association of serum adiponectin and insulin-like growth factor I levels with parameters of cardiac remodeling in severely obese patients.},
  author={Anca Sirbu and I Stanca and Catalin Andu Copaescu and Sorina Martin and Adriana Albu and Carmen Barbu and Simona Vasilica Fica},
  journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={686-92}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is associated with various changes in cardiac geometry and this process involves both hemodynamic and non-hemodynamic factors, among which adipocitokines and growth factors may play an important role. The aim of this study was to identify the extent and pattern of cardiac remodeling in a group of severely obese patients and analyze the relationship between adiponectin, IGFI and cardiac parameters reflecting obesity-associated structural changes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Our… CONTINUE READING