Left ventricular hypertrophy in severe obesity: interactions among blood pressure, nocturnal hypoxemia, and body mass.

@article{Avelar2007LeftVH,
  title={Left ventricular hypertrophy in severe obesity: interactions among blood pressure, nocturnal hypoxemia, and body mass.},
  author={Erick Avelar and Tom V. Cloward and James M. Walker and Robert J. Farney and Michael Strong and Robert C. Pendleton and Nathan M. Segerson and Ted D. Adams and Richard E Gress and Steven C. Hunt and Sheldon E. Litwin},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={34-9}
}
Obese subjects have a high prevalence of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy. It is unclear to what extent LV hypertrophy results directly from obesity or from associated conditions, such as hypertension, impaired glucose homeostasis, or obstructive sleep apnea. We tested the hypothesis that LV hypertrophy in severe obesity is associated with additive effects from each of the major comorbidities. Echocardiography and laboratory testing were performed in 455 severely obese subjects with body mass… CONTINUE READING
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