Obesity Cardiomyopathy: Pathophysiologic Factors and Nosologic Reevaluation
Cardiovascular disease in populations with obesity is a major concern because of its epidemic proportion. Obesity leads to the development of cardiomyopathy directly via inflammatory mediators and indirectly by obesity-induced hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery diseases. The aim of this review article is to re-visit the available knowledge and the evidence on pathophysiologic mechanisms of obesity-related cardiomyopathy and to propose its placement into a specific category of myocardial disease.
Bhatheja, Samit; Panchal, Hemang B.; Ventura, Hector; and Paul, Timir K.. 2016. Obesity Cardiomyopathy: Pathophysiologic Factors and Nosologic Reevaluation. American Journal of the Medical Sciences. Vol.352(2). 219-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjms.2016.05.014 PMID: 27524223 ISSN: 0002-9629