Metabolic syndrome impacts the right ventricle: true or false?


BACKGROUND The impact of metabolic syndrome (MS) on the right ventricle (RV) is not clarified. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of MS and its components on RV structure and function. METHODS The study included 265 subjects with MS and 118 controls adjusted by age. MS was defined by the presence of ≥3 ATP-NCEP III criteria. All subjects… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01390.x