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Risk of all-cause mortality is higher in patients with HFpEF with abdominal obesity than in those without abdominal obesity

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eMediNexus    02 December 2017

A study printed in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology evaluated the link between abdominal obesity and risk of all cause mortality in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction HFpEF . The study cohort comprised 3 310 patients with HFpEF 2 413 with and 897 without abdominal obesity. The results showed that the all cause mortality rates in patients with and without abdominal obesity were 46.1 and 40.7 events 1 000 person years respectively. After multivariable adjustment the risk of all cause mortality was remarkably higher in patients with abdominal obesity in comparison to those without abdominal obesity. In addition the risk of cardiovascular and non cardiovascular mortality was also considerably higher in patients with abdominal obesity.

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