The Impact of Obesity in Heart Failure Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.hfc.2019.08.008 PMID: 31735317 Web of Science: 000497314300009
International Collaboration

Cited authors

  • Carbone, Salvatore; Lavie, Carl J.; Elagizi, Andrew; Arena, Ross; Ventura, Hector O.


  • Overweight and obesity adversely impact cardiac structure and function, affecting systolic and diastolic ventricular function. Epidemiologic studies have documented an obesity paradox in large heart failure cohorts, where overweight and obese individuals with established heart failure have a better short- and medium-term prognosis compared with leaner patients; this relationship is strongly impacted by level of cardiorespiratory fitness. There are implications for therapies aimed at increasing lean mass as well as weight loss and improvements in quality of diet for the prevention and treatment of heart failure and concomitant obesity to improve cardiorespiratory fitness.

Publication date

  • 2020

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1551-7136

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