Satish Kenchaiah

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BACKGROUND Elevated body mass index (BMI; weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) in the obese range (> or =30 kg/m(2)) is associated with an excess risk of heart failure (HF). However, the impact of overweight or preobese (BMI, 25 to 29.9 kg/m(2)) status and physical activity on HF risk is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS In a prospective(More)
BACKGROUND In individuals without known cardiovascular disease, elevated body mass index (BMI) (weight/height2) is associated with an increased risk of death. However, in patients with certain specific chronic diseases, including heart failure, low BMI has been associated with increased mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined the influence of BMI on(More)
BACKGROUND Persons with end-stage renal disease and those with lesser degrees of chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of death after myocardial infarction (MI) that is not fully explained by associated comorbidities. Future cardiovascular event rates and the relative response to therapy in persons with mild to moderate CKD are not well(More)
BACKGROUND The relations between subclinical atherosclerosis and inflammatory biomarkers have generated intense interest but their significance remains unclear. We sought to determine the association between a panel of biomarkers and subclinical aortic atherosclerosis in a community-based cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS We evaluated 1547 participants of the(More)
A n active 60-year-old man presented with a 3-month history of palpitations and a sudden discomfort in the right foot with subsequent coolness and numbness of the right toes. The patient was in atrial flutter with a ventricular rate of 136 beats/min. An echocardiogram showed moderate to severe left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction with an ejection(More)
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