Impact of obesity on the risk of heart failure and survival after the onset of heart failure.

@article{Kenchaiah2004ImpactOO,
  title={Impact of obesity on the risk of heart failure and survival after the onset of heart failure.},
  author={Satish Kenchaiah and J. Michael Gaziano and Ramachandran S. Vasan},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  year={2004},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={1273-94}
}
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and worldwide. Heart failure (HF) is also a major public health problem, which, despite therapeutic advances, is associated with substantial mortality. The adverse impact of obesity on the cardiovascular system is being increasingly recognized, and includes a hyperdynamic circulation, subclinical cardiac structural and functional changes, and overt HF. At the same time, the possible protective effect of obesity in patients with… CONTINUE READING

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