Analysis: Extremely obese patients have mixed risk of post-PCI complications

06/21/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration) ·

An analysis of 83,861 extremely obese patients found they had a 14% higher post-PCI mortality rate than normal-weight patients, despite being younger and presenting with less extensive coronary disease, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The extremely obese patients experienced substantially fewer bleeding complications, however, and their increased risk of mortality was apparent only after adjusting for potential confounders, according to the analysis.

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