Published in Cardiovascular Device Liability Week, July 23rd, 2006
According to recent research published in the Journal of Heart Valve Disease, "In recent studies, the impact of a low or high body mass index (BMI) on outcome after cardiac surgery has been the subject of controversy. A retrospective study was conducted to determine the influence of BMI on 30-day and 6-month mortality after aortic valve replacement (AVR)."
"A multivariable logistic regression was performed on data from 1,241 consecutive patients (mean age 69±11 years) who underwent AVR either with (n=514; 41%) or without coronary artery bypass...
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