Effect of body mass index on early outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.

@article{Reeves2003EffectOB,
  title={Effect of body mass index on early outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Barnaby C Reeves and Raimondo Ascione and Martin H Chamberlain and Gianni Angelini},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={668-76}
}
OBJECTIVES This study sought to quantify the effect of body mass index (BMI) on early clinical outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). BACKGROUND Obesity is considered a risk factor for postoperative morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery, although existing evidence is contradictory. METHODS A concurrent cohort study of consecutive patients undergoing CABG from April 1996 to September 2001 was carried out. Main outcomes were early death; perioperative myocardial… CONTINUE READING
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