Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in essential hypertension.

@article{Fallo2009NonalcoholicFL,
  title={Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in essential hypertension.},
  author={Francesco Fallo and Anna Dalla Pozza and Nicoletta Sonino and Mario Lupia and Francesco Tona and Giovanni Federspil and M. Ermani and Cristiana Catena and Giorgio Soardo and Lara Di Piazza and Stefano Bernardi and Michele Bertolotto and Bruno Pinamonti and Bruno Alberto Fabris and Leonardo A Sechi},
  journal={Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={646-53}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Insulin resistance is recognized as the pathophysiological hallmark of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). A relation between insulin sensitivity and left ventricular morphology and function has been reported in essential hypertension, where a high prevalence of NAFLD has been recently found. We investigated the inter-relationship between left ventricular morphology/function, metabolic parameters and NAFLD in 86 never-treated essential hypertensive patients subdivided… CONTINUE READING