Size does matter but is there an obesity paradox in TAVR?
Yadav PK, Eng MH. Size does matter but is there an obesity paradox in TAVR? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. Jul 2016;88(1):125-126.
Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
Patients with low body mass index (/m(2) ) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement have higher short- and long-term mortality Low BMI is an important tool to consider in patient screening and prognostication Prospective study is needed to accurately assess the effects of BMI in TAVR patients, to prove or refute the obesity paradox.
Medical Subject Headings
Aortic Valve; Aortic Valve Stenosis; Cardiac Catheterization; Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation; Humans; Obesity; Prospective Studies; Severity of Illness Index; Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement; Treatment Outcome