Does an obese body mass index affect hospital outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

@article{Engel2009DoesAO,
  title={Does an obese body mass index affect hospital outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery?},
  author={Amy M. Engel and Sarah E. McDonough and John Michael Smith},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={1793-800}
}
BACKGROUND More than one third of adults in the United States are obese. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) has become necessary for many obese persons. We evaluated the effect of this procedure on in-hospital mortality and morbidity of patients based on their body mass index (BMI). METHODS Data in a cardiac surgery database were examined… CONTINUE READING