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.
Morbid obesity ups in-hospital mortality risk in STEMI
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