Absence of obesity paradox in patients with chronic heart failure and diabetes mellitus: a propensity-matched study.

@article{Adamopoulos2011AbsenceOO,
  title={Absence of obesity paradox in patients with chronic heart failure and diabetes mellitus: a propensity-matched study.},
  author={Chris Adamopoulos and Philippe Meyer and Ravi Desai and Kyparissi Karatzidou and Fernando Ovalle and Michel White and Inmaculada B. Aban and Thomas E. Love and Prakash C. Deedwania and Stefan D. Anker and Ali Ahmed},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={200-6}
}
AIMS Obesity is paradoxically associated with survival benefit in patients with chronic heart failure (HF). However, obesity complicates the management of diabetes mellitus (DM), which is common in HF. Yet, little is known about the impact of obesity in HF patients with DM. Therefore, we examined the association between obesity and outcomes in propensity-matched cohorts of HF patient with and without DM. METHODS AND RESULTS Of the 7788 participants with chronic mild to moderate HF in the… CONTINUE READING

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