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Weight gain may affect heart structure, increase risk for HF

Weight gain may affect heart structure, increase risk for HF
July 19, 2017

Read the Perspective from Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA

Weight gain was associated with pathologic cardiac remodeling and an increased long-term risk for HF, according to new data from the Dallas Heart Study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Any weight gain may lead to abnormal changes in the heart above and beyond one's baseline weight,” Ian J. Neeland, MD, a cardiologist, assistant professor of medicine and Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Cardiology Today Next Gen Innovator, said in an interview. “This means that prevention of HF should focus on weight loss or, if meaningful weight loss cannot be achieved, the focus should be on maintaining one's weight and preventing weight gain. Counseling to maintain weight stability may be an important preventive strategy among high-risk individuals.”

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