Early detection of cardiac dysfunction in patients with anorexia nervosa by tissue Doppler imaging.

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BACKGROUND Cardiac damage is a major complication of chronic starvation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes of left ventricular function in patients with anorexia nervosa by means of pulsed tissue Doppler imaging. METHODS A total of 20 females (age 22.4+/-4.3 years) with overt anorexia nervosa, 20 matched healthy thin females with body mass… (More)

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@article{Galetta2005EarlyDO, title={Early detection of cardiac dysfunction in patients with anorexia nervosa by tissue Doppler imaging.}, author={Fabio Galetta and Ferdinando Franzoni and Adamasco Cupisti and Ester Morelli and Gino Santoro and Ferdinando Pentimone}, journal={International journal of cardiology}, year={2005}, volume={101 1}, pages={33-7} }