Relation of Body Mass Index to Long-Term Survival After Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.
Obesity confers a paradoxical survival benefit in patients with heart failure, but this obesity paradox has not been well established in those who have undergone cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-D). We sought to determine the impact of body mass index (BMI) on long-term survival in patients with heart failure after CRT-D. We identified 113 patients implanted with CRT-D at our institution from May 2002 to November 2003. Patients were divided into 3 categories by pre-implant BMI (kg/m
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Grandin, E. W., Wand, A., Zamani, P., Rame, J. E., & Verdino, R. J. (2016). Relation of Body Mass Index to Long-Term Survival After Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. The American journal of cardiology, 118(12), 1861–1867. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.08.079
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division