The impact of obesity on the short-term and long-term outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention: the obesity paradox?

@article{Gruberg2002TheIO,
  title={The impact of obesity on the short-term and long-term outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention: the obesity paradox?},
  author={Luis Gruberg and Neil Weissman and Ron Waksman and Shmuel Fuchs and Regina Deible and Ellen E Pinnow and Lanja M Ahmed and Kenneth M. Kent and Augusto D. Pichard and William O. Suddath and Lowell F Satler and Joseph Lindsay},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={
          578-84
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the short- and long-term outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND Obesity is associated with advanced coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the relation between BMI and outcome after PCI remains controversial. METHODS We studied 9,633 consecutive patients who underwent PCI between January 1994 and December 1999. Patients were divided into three groups according to BMI… CONTINUE READING
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