Relation of Body Mass Index With Adverse Outcomes Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic ReviewAtrial Fibrillation Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
J Am Heart Assoc, 9 September 2016
Background Several studies have investigated the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the prognosis of atrial fibrillation, but the results remain controversial. We sought to estimate the association of BMI with atrial fibrillation–related outcomes. …
Conclusions Underweight BMI is associated with an increased risk of stroke or systemic embolism, cardiovascular death, and all-cause death in Asian patients with atrial fibrillation, whereas in all atrial fibrillation patients, overweight and obese BMI was not associated with increased risks of these outcomes.