Morbid obesity ups in-hospital mortality risk in STEMI

12/5/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Severely obese patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction were 1.64 times more likely than their less obese counterparts to die in the hospital despite having better ventricular function and lower major bleeding risk, according to a study to be published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers said the cause of worse STEMI outcomes in severely obese patients is unclear.

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