Effect of overweight and obesity on the left ventricular systolic and diastolic functions in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Poyraz2012EffectOO,
  title={Effect of overweight and obesity on the left ventricular systolic and diastolic functions in patients with acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Fatih Poyraz and Murat Turfan and Sinan Altan Kocaman and H{\"u}seyin Uğur Yazici and Nihat Şen and Murat Tulmaç and Mehmet Akif Vatankulu and Nazif Ayg{\"u}l and Ibrahim Ozdoğru and Yuksel Aydar and Yusuf Tavil and Adnan Abaci},
  journal={Clinical and investigative medicine. Medecine clinique et experimentale},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={E229-36}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a association exits among overweight and obesity and left ventricular systolic and diastolic functions in patients admitted with first ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS The present study was performed on 451 consecutive patients diagnosed with first STEMI (376 men, 75 women; mean age 56.1 ± 10.8 years). The patients were classified into three groups based on their body mass index (BMI) as normal weight (BMI < 25 kg/m2… CONTINUE READING