Title

Size does matter but is there an obesity paradox in TAVR?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2016

Publication Title

Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions

Abstract

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

PubMed ID

27400640

Volume

88

Issue

1

First Page

125

Last Page

126

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