Comparison of cardiac structural and functional changes in obese otherwise healthy adults with versus without obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Otto2007ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of cardiac structural and functional changes in obese otherwise healthy adults with versus without obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Maria E Otto and Marek Belohlavek and Abel Romero-Corral and Apoor Suresh Gami and Gregory Gilman and Anna Svatikova and Raouf S. Amin and Francisco L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez and Bijoy K. Khandheria and V. K. Somers},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 9},
  pages={1298-302}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and obesity have been linked to systolic and diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle. Right ventricular function is poorly understood in the 2 clinical conditions. Data from this study show that otherwise healthy obese patients with OSA had increased an left atrial volume index compared with similarly obese patients without OSA (16.3 +/- 1.2 ml/m in obese patients without OSA vs 20.2 +/- 1.0 ml/m in those with OSA, p = 0.02) and altered diastolic function… CONTINUE READING
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