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Impact of Body Mass Index on In-Hospital Mortality and Morbidity after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery

Author(s): Forouzan Yazdanian | Seyedeh Zahra Faritous | Gholamali Mollasadeghi | Rasoul Farasatkish | Mohammad Hasan Ghaffari Nejad | Amir Jamshid Khamoushi

Journal: Journal of Tehran University Heart Center
ISSN 1735-8620

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 25;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Body mass index | Obesity | Coronary artery bypass grafting | Mortality | Morbidity

"nBackground: Obesity is a common risk factor for morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. However, the relationship between obesity and postoperative risk has not been fully defined. "nMethods: A prospective study of 1015 consecutive patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was carried out. Body mass index (BMI) was used as the measure of obesity and was categorized as normal weight (BMI=20-25) and obese (BMI>25 and
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