Comparison of Visceral Adiposity Index with Other Indices of Adiposity in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

  title={Comparison of Visceral Adiposity Index with Other Indices of Adiposity in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction},
  author={Vengatesh Munusamy and Melvin George and Amrita Jena and Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar and Dhandapani Vellala Elumalai},
Background: Obesity continues to increase exponentially across the globe. BMI has been the traditional method used to define and quantify the severity of obesity. In recent years, visceral fat has emerged as an important measure of cardiovascular risk. Although MRI and CT scan can estimate the degree of visceral fat, these methods are not feasible in the routine clinical setting. Visceral Adiposity Index (VAI) is a recently derived index to measure visceral fat based on the knowledge of Waist… 

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