The associations between anthropometric measurements and left ventricular structure and function: the Echo-SOL Study

S. Ponce*, M. A. Allison, K. Swett, J. Cai, A. A. Desai, B. E. Hurwitz, A. Ni, N. Schneiderman, S. J. Shah, D. M. Spevack, G. A. Talavera, C. J. Rodriguez

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is to determine associations between anthropometry and echocardiographic measures of cardiac structure and function in Hispanic/Latinos. Methods: A total of 1,824 participants from ECHO-SOL were included. We evaluated associations between echocardiographic measures of left ventricular structure and function and anthropometric measures using multivariable-adjusted linear and logistic regression models adjusting for traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Results: The mean age was 56 ± 0.17 years, 57% were women. The mean body mass index (BMI) was 30 ± 9.4 kg m−2, waist circumference (WC) was 100 ± 18 cm, and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) was 0.93 ± 0.15. Adjusted analysis showed that 5-unit increment in BMI and 5-cm increase in WC was associated with 3.4 ± 0.6 and 1.05 ± 0.05 g m−2.7 (p < 0.05 for both) higher left ventricular (LV) mass index, respectively. Similarly, 0.1-unit increment in WHR was associated with 2.0 ± 0.16 g m−2.7 higher LV mass index (p < 0.01). WHR was associated with 0.22 ± 0.08% decrease in ejection fraction (p < 0.05). Concomitantly, 5-unit increment in BMI and WC was associated with increased odds of abnormal LV geometry (odds ratio 1.40 and 1.16, p = 0.03 and <0.01, respectively); 0.1-unit increment in WHR was associated with increased odds of abnormal LV geometry (odds ratio 1.51, p < 0.01). Conclusions: Among Hispanic/Latinos, higher anthropometric measures were associated with adverse cardiac structure and function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-395
Number of pages9
JournalObesity Science and Practice
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Hispanics
  • anthropometrics
  • cardiac structure and function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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