Obesity, health status, and 7-year mortality in percutaneous coronary intervention: in search of an explanation for the obesity paradox

John O Younge, Nikki L Damen, Ron T van Domburg, Susanne S. Pedersen

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Abstract

Obesity is a growing health problem and is associated with adverse outcomes in coronary artery disease (CAD). However, recent studies have shown better survival in cardiovascular patients with overweight or obesity, which has been referred to as the "obesity paradox". As there is no clear understanding of the phenomenon, we examined the association between body mass index (BMI) and all-cause mortality in patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at 7-year follow-up, and the potential role of health status in explaining the obesity paradox.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume167
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)1154-8
Number of pages5
ISSN0167-5273
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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