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Long-term cardiac assessment in a sample of adolescent-onset anorexia nervosa

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dc.contributor.author Flamarique, Itziar
dc.contributor.author Vidal, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Plana, Maria Teresa
dc.contributor.author Andrés-Perpiñá, Susana
dc.contributor.author Gárriz, Miguel
dc.contributor.author Sánchez, P.
dc.contributor.author Pajuelo, Carolina
dc.contributor.author Mont, Lluís
dc.contributor.author Castro-Fornieles, Josefina
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-04T06:16:58Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-04T06:16:58Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Flamarique I, Vidal B, Plana MT, Andrés-Perpiñá S, Gárriz M, Sánchez P, Pajuelo C, Mont L, Castro-Fornieles J. Long-term cardiac assessment in a sample of adolescent-onset anorexia nervosa. J Eat Disord. 2022 Jan 31;10(1):12. DOI: 10.1186/s40337-022-00533-w
dc.identifier.issn 2050-2974
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/54246
dc.description.abstract Background: High mortality rates have been reported in patients with anorexia nervosa, mainly due to cardiovascular alterations. The purpose of the present study was to assess cardiac structural and functional abnormalities some 20 years after initial treatment in a sample of adolescent-onset anorexia nervosa (A-AN) and to compare them with matched healthy controls (HC). Methods: A sample of 29 women diagnosed and treated for AN during adolescence (A-AN) were assessed more than 20 years later. A complete cardiac evaluation was carried out including an electrocardiogram (ECG) and a standard 2D echocardiography. Thirty matched HC were also assessed. Results: In the A-AN group, four subjects had a body mass index lower than 18.5 and met full DSM 5 criteria for AN at follow-up (Low-Weight group). They were compared with the rest of the sample (n = 25) who had normalized their weight (Normal-Weight group), though some still showed some eating disorder symptoms. Both groups were compared with the HC group. Subjects in the Low-Weight group presented statistically significant decreases in the left ventricular end-diastolic and left atrium dimensions and left ventricular mass in comparison with the Normal-Weight group and the HC. No other differences in cardiac parameters were found between groups. Conclusions: Echocardiographic and ECG parameters of adults who had presented A-AN twenty years earlier and currently maintained normal weight were similar to those of HC who had never been treated or diagnosed with AN. Adult subjects with A-AN who still had low weight in the long term present certain cardiac abnormalities similar to those seen in short-lasting disease. More studies are needed to confirm these results in a larger sample.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.relation.ispartof J Eat Disord. 2022 Jan 31;10(1):12
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dc.title Long-term cardiac assessment in a sample of adolescent-onset anorexia nervosa
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dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40337-022-00533-w
dc.subject.keyword Adolescent
dc.subject.keyword Anorexia nervosa
dc.subject.keyword Cardiac assessment
dc.subject.keyword Long-term follow-up
dc.subject.keyword Longitudinal study
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