A perspective on obesity cardiomyopathy

Tendoh Timoh, Michelle E. Bloom, Robert R. Siegel, Gabriel Wagman, Gregg M. Lanier, Timothy J. Vittorio

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Obesity is a major health concern worldwide as obese individuals have a greater risk of death from any cause than normal-weight individuals. As the number of overweight children and adolescents continues to rise, so too has the scope of the obesity epidemic grown substantially. In this article, the authors discuss the role of obesity in the development of heart failure and the pathophysiology of obesity cardiomyopathy, as well as explore the potential role of bariatric surgery and mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSD) as potential therapeutic targets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e181-e188
JournalObesity Research and Clinical Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Lipotoxic
  • Mechanical circulatory support devices


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