Impact of obesity on outcomes in myocardial infarction : Combating the "Obesity Paradox"

Lavie, Carl J., Milani, Richard V. and Ventura, Hector O. (2011) Impact of obesity on outcomes in myocardial infarction : Combating the "Obesity Paradox". Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 58 25: 2651-2653. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2011.09.032

Author Lavie, Carl J.
Milani, Richard V.
Ventura, Hector O.
Title Impact of obesity on outcomes in myocardial infarction : Combating the "Obesity Paradox"
Journal name Journal of the American College of Cardiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0735-1097
Publication date 2011-12
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.09.032
Volume 58
Issue 25
Start page 2651
End page 2653
Total pages 3
Place of publication San Diego, CA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Overweight and obesity are increasing in epidemic proportions both in the United States and throughout the world (1). Alarmingly, the proportion of patients with severe and morbid obesity is increasing even more so than are overweight and obesity per se. Almost all of the major coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors, including lipid disorders (especially elevated triglycerides and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol), glucose abnormalities, the metabolic syndrome, and diabetes mellitus, hypertension or left ventricular hypertrophy, and physical inactivity, are all adversely affected by overweight and obesity. Additionally, overweight and obesity may be independent risk factors for CHD and have adverse impacts on other cardiovascular (CV) disorders that may accompany CHD, including heart failure (HF), atrial fibrillation, and risk for sudden cardiac death (1).
Keyword Extreme obesity
Quality of care
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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