Overweight causes left ventricular diastolic asynchrony and diastolic dysfunction: a study based on speckle tracking echocardiography in healthy subjects.

@article{Nakabachi2012OverweightCL,
  title={Overweight causes left ventricular diastolic asynchrony and diastolic dysfunction: a study based on speckle tracking echocardiography in healthy subjects.},
  author={Masahiro Nakabachi and Taisei Mikami and Kazunori Okada and Hisao Onozuka and Sanae Kaga and Mamiko Inoue and Shinobu Yokoyama and Mutsumi Nishida and C. Susan Shimizu and Kazuhiko Matsuno and Hiroyuki Iwano and Satoshi Yamada and Hiroyuki Tsutsui},
  journal={Journal of echocardiography},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={83-9}
}
BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction is often observed in healthy subjects and can be a cause of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (EF). We aimed to investigate the role of LV diastolic asynchrony as a cause of diastolic dysfunction in healthy subjects. METHODS In 40 healthy subjects, two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging… CONTINUE READING