Influence of left ventricular mass on left ventricular diastolic filling in normotensive morbid obesity.

@article{Alpert1995InfluenceOL,
  title={Influence of left ventricular mass on left ventricular diastolic filling in normotensive morbid obesity.},
  author={Martin A. Alpert and Charles R. Lambert and Boyd E. Terry and Michael V. Cohen and Vaskar Mukerji and Clara V. Massey and M. Wail Hashimi and Hercules Panayiotou},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={130 5},
  pages={1068-73}
}
To identify factors influencing left ventricular (LV) diastolic filling in patients with morbid obesity, we performed transthoracic and Doppler echocardiography on 50 subjects whose actual body weight was > or = twice their ideal body weight and on 50 normal lean control subjects. The transmitral Doppler E/A ratio and E wave deceleration half-time were used to assess LV diastolic filling. Significant negative correlations were seen between the E/A ratio and the LV internal dimension in diastole… CONTINUE READING

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