High plasma leptin levels are associated with impaired diastolic function in patients with coronary artery disease.

@article{Puurunen2016HighPL,
  title={High plasma leptin levels are associated with impaired diastolic function in patients with coronary artery disease.},
  author={V P Puurunen and E. Samuli Lepoj{\"a}rvi and O P Piira and Pirjo S M Hedberg and M Juhani Junttila and Olavi H Ukkola and Heikki Huikuri},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={2016},
  volume={84},
  pages={17-21}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Obese subjects have elevated leptin levels, which have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events. Because leptin has direct cellular effects on various tissues, we tested the hypothesis that leptin levels are associated with cardiac structure or function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS The study population consisted of 1 601 CAD patients, of whom 42% had type 2 diabetes mellitus. Plasma leptin was measured in fasted… CONTINUE READING
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