Myocardial Injury, Obesity, and the Obesity Paradox: The ARIC Study.

@article{Pokharel2017MyocardialIO,
  title={Myocardial Injury, Obesity, and the Obesity Paradox: The ARIC Study.},
  author={Yashashwi Pokharel and Wensheng Sun and Salim S Virani and Vijay Nambi and Ron C. Hoogeveen and Patricia Pat-Yue Chang and Chiadi E. Ndumele and Scott Solomon and Biykem Bozkurt and Elizabeth Selvin and Christie M. Ballantyne and Anita Deswal},
  journal={JACC. Heart failure},
  year={2017},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={56-63}
}
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine whether pre-heart failure (HF) myocardial injury explains the differential mortality after HF across weight categories. BACKGROUND Obesity is a risk factor for HF, but pre-HF obesity is associated with lower mortality after incident HF. High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) is a sensitive marker of… CONTINUE READING