Table 1.

Summary of common cardiac abnormalities in obese and type 2 diabetic patients, and in animal models of obesity and type 2 diabetes

Obese/diabetic patientsob/obdb/dbZDF
Diastolic function
LV mass
Cardiac efficiency=
Fatty acid oxidation
Lipid content
Mitochondrial energetics
Ca2+ handling=
  • LV, left ventricular; ZDF, Zucker diabetic fatty.

  • See text for references.