Comparison of aortic elasticity determined by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in obese versus lean adults

Peter G. Danias, Nicholas A. Tritos, Matthias Stuber, Rene M. Botnar, Kraig V. Kissinger, Warren J. Manning

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The vascular properties of large vessels in the obese have not been adequately studied. We used cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging to quantify the cross-sectional area and elastic properties of the ascending thoracic and abdominal aorta in 21 clinically healthy obese young adult men and 25 men who were age-matched lean controls. Obese subjects had greater maximal cross-sectional area of the ascending thoracic aorta (984 ± 252 vs 786 ± 109 mm2, p 2, p 2/kPa/mm, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-199
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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