Size does matter but is there an obesity paradox in TAVR?

Pradeep K. Yadav, Marvin H. Eng

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Abstract

Patients with low body mass index (<20 kg/m2) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement have higher short- and long-term mortality Low BMI is an important tool to consider in patient screening and prognostication Prospective study is needed to accurately assess the effects of BMI in TAVR patients, to prove or refute the obesity paradox .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-126
Number of pages2
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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