Impact of age on the prognostic value of body mass index in ST-Elevation myocardial infarction

C. Lazzeri, S. Valente, M. Chiostri, P. Attanà, C. Picariello, C. Sorini Dini, G. F. Gensini

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Abstract

Background and Aim: No data are so far available on the impact of age and obesity in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) submitted to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods and Results: We assessed the impact of age on the prognostic value of body mass index (BMI) in 1268 consecutive STEMI patients admitted to our Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU). BMI categories were as follows: 37 " lean" patients (37/1268, 2.9%), 403 " normal" patients (403/1268, 31.8%), 656 " overweight" patients (656/1268, 51.7%), 172 " obese" patients (172/1268, 13.6%). Among patients aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-211
Number of pages7
JournalNutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Age
  • Body mass index
  • Long term follow-up
  • STEMI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Lazzeri, C., Valente, S., Chiostri, M., Attanà, P., Picariello, C., Sorini Dini, C., & Gensini, G. F. (2013). Impact of age on the prognostic value of body mass index in ST-Elevation myocardial infarction. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 23(3), 205-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.numecd.2012.05.013