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 Electrocardiogram

 

Because the heart often has to work harder to pump blood throughout the bodies of obese patients, a condition called left ventricle hypertrophy can develop when the walls of the heart begin to thicken. Signs of left atrial abnormalities have also been seen in those patients carrying a lot of excess weight. Therefore, it is recommended that an electrocardiogram, or EKG, be performed on obese individuals.