Chapter 12. Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity

  1. Gareth Williams3 and
  2. Gema Frühbeck4
  1. Gianluca Iacobellis1 and
  2. Arya M. Sharma Professor Chair2

Published Online: 28 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712221.ch12

Obesity: Science to Practice

Obesity: Science to Practice

How to Cite

Iacobellis, G. and Sharma, A. M. (2009) Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity, in Obesity: Science to Practice (eds G. Williams and G. Frühbeck), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470712221.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Endocrinology, Clínica Universitaria, de Navarra, Avda. Pío XII, 36, 31008 - Pamplona, Spain

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cardiovascular Obesity Research & Management, School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton Medical Hospital, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8L 2X2, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Alberta, Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10240 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019115

Online ISBN: 9780470712221



  • cardiovascular disease and obesity;
  • coronary-heart disease (CHD);
  • congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias;
  • waist: hip ratio (WHR);
  • catecholamine-induced lipolysis;
  • left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH);
  • sympathetic nervous system (SNS);
  • hyperdynamic systolic function;
  • congestive heart failure (CHF)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General links between obesity and cardiovascular disease

  • Impact of obesity on the heart

  • Obesity and hypertension

  • Obesity and congestive heart failure

  • Obesity and coronary artery disease

  • Obesity and arrhythmias

  • Cardiac-associated adipose tissue

  • Peripheral vascular disease

  • Cardiovascular disease in ‘metabolically healthy obesity’

  • Investigation of cardiovascular disease in obesity

  • Management of cardiovascular disease in obese subjects

  • References