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={B. Reeves and R. Ascione and M. Chamberlain and G. Angelini},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={
          668-76
        }
}
  • B. Reeves, R. Ascione, +1 author G. Angelini
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • 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
    The Impact of Body Mass Index on Hospital Outcomes following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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