Racial differences in myocardial deformation in obese children: Significance of inflammatory state.


Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, 165 Ashley Ave, MSC 915, Charleston, SC, 29425, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


The association between racial differences in myocardial deformation and cardiometabolic risk factors is unknown in obese children. Our objective was to: 1) investigate for racial differences in myocardial deformation between white and black obese children and 2) identify biomarkers associated with these observed racial differences. We hypothesized that decreased myocardial deformation observed in black obese children could be accounted for by the differences in the markers of metabolic syndrome between the groups.


Longitudinal strain,Metabolic syndrome,Obesity,Pediatrics,Race,

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