Share, B., La Gerche, A., Naughton, G., Obert, P. & Kemp, J. (2015). Young women with abdominal obesity have subclinical myocardial dysfunction. Canadian Journal of Cardiology,31 1195-1201. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2015.02.004
Background: Abdominal obesity is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The effect of abdominal obesity on myocardial function in young obese women remains unknown. Therefore, we aimed to investigate cardiac morphology and function, myocardial deformation, and mechanical indices, in young women with and without abdominal obesity.
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