The Correlation between Obesity and Aortic Stenosis

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Chaudhary, Ansh
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2018
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As obesity has become an increasingly prevalent metabolic disorder, it has also been linked to negative health outcomes, especially cardiovascular issues.. One such cardiovascular issue is aortic stenosis (AS). Examining the potential association between obesity and AS could help scientists develop drug therapies and educate patients on risk factors. This study investigated the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) for inpatient records from 2012 and 2013, in order to find a correlation between body mass index (BMI) and the incidence of encountering a diagnosis for AS. The prevalence of AS was found for the BMI ranges by finding patient records of SAVR and TAVR. Both procedures were analyzed separately. Given the lack of drug therapies for AS, finding how obesity causes changes to the aortic valve can lead to effective medications which resist the progression of the disease.
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Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College
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