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: 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 diseaseThis 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.Recommended for anyone working in the field of obesity or providing medical care to obese patients.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 253
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 238 x 159 x 22 mm
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