A retrospective analysis of in-hospital outcomes has found that extreme obesity was associated with higher in-hospital mortality in patients presenting with STEMI who were treated with PCI.
Researchers analyzed CathPCI Registry data from patients who underwent radial or femoral PCI and were discharged between July 2009 and June 2011. They compared in-hospital outcomes of 83,861 patients with extreme obesity (BMI ≥40 kg/m2) with those of 217,616 normal-weight patients (BMI 20-25 kg/m2).
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