The Heart and Lung in Obesity / Edition 1

The Heart and Lung in Obesity / Edition 1

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The Heart and Lung in Obesity / Edition 1

This unique book is the first to focus on the cardiovascular effects of obesity. The authors present and integrate relevant literature from such disparate areas as endocrinology/metabolism, surgery, biochemistry, and physiology.

Among the topics covered are:

  • The effects of obesity on myocardial metabolism, morphology and function
  • An in-depth analysis of the evolution of obesity cardiomyopathy
  • Obesity's interrelationship with sleep disordered breathing
  • The effects of weight loss on obesity-related cardiopulmonary abnormalities
  • Obesity and coronary artery disease

This last topic has seldom if ever been so comprehensively reviewed. Indeed, the entire text provides the most in-deth critical analysis yet of how obesity affects the heart and lung and is hence recommended for anyone working in the field of obesity or providing medical care to obese patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879936853
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/16/1998
Pages: 253
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


M.A. Alpert, J.K. Alexander.

1. Historical Notes.

J.K. Alexander.

2. Effect of Obesity on Myocardial Metabolism, Morphology, and Function in the Obese (fa/fa) Zucker Rat.

S.W. Schaffer.

3. Cardiac Morphology and Obesity in Man.

M.A. Alpert, J.K. Alexander.

4. Hemodynamic Alterations with Obesity in Man.

J.K. Alexander, M.A. Alpert.

5. Obesity and Ventricular Function in Man: Diastolic Function.

S. Chakko, M.A. Alpert, J.K. Alexander.

6. Obesity and Ventricular Function in Man: Systolic Function.

M.A. Alpert, J.K. Alexander, S. Chakko.

7. Obesity, Hypertension, and the Heart.

E. Reisin, M.E. Cook.

8. Obesity and Pulmonary Function.

D.F. Rochester.

9. Pathogenesis and Clinical Manifestations of Obesity Cardiomyopathy.

J.K. Alexander, M.A. Alpert.

10. Obesity and Sleep-Disordered Breathing.

S.M. Koeing, M.P. Suratt.

11. Treatment of Obesity Cardiomyopathy.

M.A. Alpert, J.K. Alexander.

12. Obesity and Coronary Heart Disease.

J.K. Alexander.



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