Body mass index and the prevalence, severity, and risk of coronary artery disease: an international multicentre study of 13,874 patients.

@article{Labounty2013BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and the prevalence, severity, and risk of coronary artery disease: an international multicentre study of 13,874 patients.},
  author={Troy M. Labounty and Millie J. Gomez and Stephan Achenbach and Mouaz H. Al-Mallah and Daniel S. Berman and Matthew J. Budoff and Filippo Cademartiri and Tracy Q. Callister and Hyuk Jae Chang and V. Cheng and Kavitha M. Chinnaiyan and Benjamin J. W. Chow and Ricardo Cury and Augustin J Delago and Allison M. Dunning and Gudrun Maria Feuchtner and M. Hadamitzky and Jorg Hausleiter and Philipp A. Kaufmann and Yong-Jin Kim and Jonathan Avrom Leipsic and Fay Y Lin and Erica C Maffei and Gilbert L. Raff and Leslee J. Shaw and Todd C Villines and James K. Min},
  journal={European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={456-63}
}
AIMS Obesity is associated with the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors and cardiovascular events. We examined the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the presence, extent, severity, and risk of CAD in patients referred for coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA). METHODS AND RESULTS We evaluated 13,874 patients from… CONTINUE READING