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Uncomplicated obesity is associated with abnormal aortic function assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance

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Aims: Obese subjects with insulin resistance and hypertension have abnormal aortic elastic function, which may predispose them to the development of left ventricular dysfunction. We hypothesised that obesity, uncomplicated by other cardiovascular risk factors, is independently associated with aortic function. Methods and results: We used magnetic resonance imaging to measure aortic compliance, distensibility and stiffness index in 27 obese subjects (BMI 33 kg/m2) without insulin resistance an...

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10.1186/1532-429X-10

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Robinson, MR More by this author
Scheuermann-Freestone, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Cardiovascular Medicine, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
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Journal:
JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2008-02-13
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EISSN:
1532-429X
ISSN:
1097-6647
URN:
uuid:a057173f-1191-4ef3-a61e-7e2027392638
Source identifiers:
105792
Local pid:
pubs:105792
Language:
English

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