The prognostic value of body mass index and standard exercise testing in male veterans with congestive heart failure.

@article{Lissin2002ThePV,
  title={The prognostic value of body mass index and standard exercise testing in male veterans with congestive heart failure.},
  author={Lynette Wroblewski Lissin and Andre J Gauri and Victor F. Froelicher and Afshin Ghayoumi and Jonathan Myers and John Giacommini},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={206-15}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic characteristics of body mass index (BMI) and standard exercise test variables in a consecutive series of patients with mild to moderate congestive heart failure (CHF) referred for standard exercise tests. BACKGROUND Controversy exists regarding the prognostic importance of BMI, etiology, and exercise test variables in patients with CHF. METHODS All patients referred for evaluation at two university-affiliated Veterans Affairs Medical Centers who… CONTINUE READING