The relationship of body mass index to outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention.

@article{Shubair2006TheRO,
  title={The relationship of body mass index to outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention.},
  author={Mamdouh M. Shubair and Poornima Prabhakaran and Viktoria Pavlova and James L. Velianou and Arya M. Sharma and Madhu K Natarajan},
  journal={Journal of interventional cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={388-95}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of body mass index (BMI) on in-hospital outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at a tertiary care hospital center in Ontario, Canada. BACKGROUND Obesity is present in a large population of patients undergoing revascularization with PCI. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 4,631 patients aged 62.0 +/- 12 years, stratified by BMI into five groups: nonobese (<25 kg/m2); overweight (25-29.9 kg/m2); class I obese (30-34.9 kg/m2… CONTINUE READING
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