Coronary microvascular dysfunction tops BMI for CVD risk prediction

Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) identified with cardiac stress PET testing was a better predictor of adverse events among obese patients than body mass index (BMI) and other traditional risk factors, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Although BMI is easy to calculate and widely used in clinical practice, it is far from a perfect risk marker, the authors noted. Read more.

Tags: Heart PET Research

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