Obesity in young women correlated to left ventricular problems

04/24/2004 | Medscape (free registration)

Obesity in young women is associated with left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, according to a new study. In a comparison of 51 women, including 20 who were obese, researchers with Washington University School for Medicine in St. Louis found the obese women had significantly higher posterior and septal wall thickness, LV height/mass ratio and relative wall thickness, and LV ventricular mass was more in obese women than the non-obese subjects.

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