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Obesity is associated with cardiac hypertrophy and increased aortic stiffness, which are independent predictors of cardiovascular risk. In the setting of obesity, bariatric surgical weight loss has been shown to reduce mortality. We present a case showing that, in a severely obese individual without comorbidities, these cardiovascular responses to excess weight are reversible during weight loss over a period of 1 year.

Original publication

DOI

10.4293/108680812X13462882735935

Type

Journal article

Journal

JSLS

Publication Date

07/2012

Volume

16

Pages

466 - 468

Keywords

Adult, Bariatric Surgery, Cardiovascular Diseases, Female, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine, Obesity, Risk Factors