Il fenomeno "obesity paradox" nei pazienti con coronaropatia o scompenso cardiaco

Translated title of the contribution: The "obesity paradox" phenomenon in patients with coronary artery disease or heart failure

Stefano De Servi, Giuseppe Mariani, Aldo Pietro Maggioni

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Abstract

Procedures Several studies have shown an inverse relationship between obesity and mortality of patients who survived an acute myocardial infarction or a revascularization procedure, the so-called "obesity paradox". These findings should be considered very cautiously due to several confounding factors, not adequately taken into account by the adjustment models. Similar evidences and considerations have been drawn by studies conducted in patients with acute or chronic heart failure. In these clinical conditions, prospective studies to assess the role of intentional weight loss should be specifically designed.

Translated title of the contributionThe "obesity paradox" phenomenon in patients with coronary artery disease or heart failure
Original languageItalian
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume9
Issue number4 SUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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