Obese Patients Undergoing Cardiac Catheterization Have Worse Survival Partly Due to Less Aggressive Treatment

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Despite being younger and having less severe coronary artery disease, morbidly obese patients undergoing cardiac catheterization have worse adjusted survival rates than patients who are not obese, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers.

The data also suggest that more morbidly obese patients with coronary artery disease should be treated with bypass surgery, said Duke cardiologist Dr. John Alexander, the lead researcher of the study, which was presented