Journal article

Threshold body mass index and sex-specific waist circumference for increased risk of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Duncan J Campbell, Fei Fei Gong, Michael Jelinek, Julian M Castro, Jennifer M Coller, Michele McGrady, Umberto Boffa, Louise Shiel, Danny Liew, Simon Stewart, Alice J Owen, Henry Krum, Christopher M Reid, David L Prior

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Body mass index †Deceased. (BMI) is a risk factor for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). DESIGN: We investigated the threshold BMI and sex-specific waist circumference associated with increased HFpEF incidence in the SCReening Evaluation of the Evolution of New Heart Failure (SCREEN-HF) study, a cohort study of a community-based population at increased cardiovascular disease risk. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were age ≥60 years with one or more of self-reported hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, abnormal heart rhythm, cerebrovascular disease or renal impairment. Exclusion criteria were known heart failure, ejection fraction <50% or more than mild valve abn..

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