Obesity Increases Heart surgery Risk

Obesity Increases Heart surgery Risk

 

In an obesity-related heart study reported in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology by Frederic T. Billings IV, MD, of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, researchers found obesity raises acute kidney injury risk in heart surgery, but oxidative stress have may partially reduce the risk . Acute kidney injury was detected in 112 (or 25%) of 445 heart surgery patients. Of these obese patients (with an average BMI of 30) the acute kidney injury risk increased 26.5% for every 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI.  

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