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The relationship between body mass index and mortality in patients with acute decompensated heart failure.
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PMID:  18353454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent studies have suggested that body mass index (BMI) may be an independent prognostic factor in patients with chronic heart failure (HF). It is unknown whether or not BMI has the same predictive value in acute decompensated heart failure. We studied 489 patients with the previous diagnosis of HF (84% NYHA class III-IV) who were admitted for decompensated HF. During follow-up of greater than 6 months, 110 patients (22.4%) died. Kaplan-Meier analysis demonstrated that patients with BMI <25 kg/m(2) were at a higher risk of death. After adjusting for other risk variables in a Cox proportional hazard regression model, BMI <25 kg/m(2) remained an independent predictor of mortality with a hazard ratio of 1.6 (95% CI 1.1-2.4, p=0.03). We conclude that BMI in the normal or cachectic range is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with acute decompensated HF.
Andrew J Burger; Yuchi Han; Doron Aronson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter     Date:  2008-03-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  134     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-13     Completed Date:  2009-07-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index*
Heart Failure / mortality*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors

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