Key clinical point: The obesity paradox observed in other chronic conditions held true in this study of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE).
Major finding: Obese PE patients had more risk factors and more severe disease, but an overall mortality of 2.2% vs 3.7% in nonobese PE patients.
Study details: Retrospective analysis of the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database including almost 2 million individuals with a primary discharge diagnosis of PE.
Disclosures: Study authors had no disclosures.
Khan Z et al. CHEST. 2018 Oct. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.08.919
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