Weight loss decreases progressive left ventricular remodeling: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

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Background Obesity (body mass index, BMI > 30 kg/m2) is an independent risk factor for incident heart failure (HF). Effects of weight change on cardiac structure have not been extensively investigated in large community-based populations. We hypothesized that weight loss and gain in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) would coincide with… (More)

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