Body mass index and prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure: insights from the Candesartan in Heart failure: Assessment of Reduction in Mortality and morbidity (CHARM) program.

@article{Kenchaiah2007BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure: insights from the Candesartan in Heart failure: Assessment of Reduction in Mortality and morbidity (CHARM) program.},
  author={Satish Kenchaiah and Stuart J. Pocock and Duolao Wang and Peter V. Finn and Leonardo Ant{\^o}nio Mamede Zornoff and Hicham Skali and Marc Pfeffer and Salim Yusuf and Karl Swedberg and Eric L. Michelson and Christopher B. Granger and John J V McMurray and Scott Solomon},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2007},
  volume={116 6},
  pages={627-36}
}
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 prognosis using Cox proportional hazards models in 7599 patients (mean age, 65 years; 35% women) with symptomatic heart failure (New York… CONTINUE READING
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