Researchers at New York University’s Langone Health published a recent paper reporting on 6 patients who lost a significant amount of weight (at least 18 lbs.) and who had undergone cardiac MRI or CT scans before and after the weight loss.
The researchers found that following weight loss, the scans showed a decrease to the dimensions of the left ventricle, and the patients experienced improvement to their symptoms.
The researchers suggest that while more study is needed, weight loss can benefit overweight patients and may be especially helpful to those who have limited treatment options.
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