Body Mass Index Is Associated With Differential Rates of Coronary Revascularization After Cardiac Catheterization.

@article{Terada2017BodyMI,
  title={Body Mass Index Is Associated With Differential Rates of Coronary Revascularization After Cardiac Catheterization.},
  author={Tasuku Terada and Jeffrey A. Johnson and Colleen Norris and Raj S Padwal and Weiyu Qiu and Arya M. Sharma and Jayan Nagendran and Mary A Forhan},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={
          822-829
        }
}
BACKGROUND The association of obesity with coronary revascularization procedures is not clear. We examined rates of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) associated with obesity while accounting for the severity of coronary disease and diabetes status. METHODS Patients who underwent cardiac catheterization were stratified according to coronary anatomy risks and diabetes status. Within each stratum, using normal body mass index (BMI) (18.5-24.9 kg… CONTINUE READING
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