Cardiovascular adaptation to obesity and hypertension.

  title={Cardiovascular adaptation to obesity and hypertension.},
  author={Carl J. Lavie and Franz H. Messerli},
  volume={90 2},
Hypertension and obesity are two disorders that are closely related; each occurs more frequently with the other than in an otherwise normal population. These two disorders, however, exert disparate effects on cardiovascular structure and function. The hallmark of essential hypertension is an increased total peripheral resistance, and hypertensive patients have a contracted intravascular volume and normal cardiac output but an increased left ventricular stroke work due to a high afterload. In… CONTINUE READING


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