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The effect of obesity on adverse post-operative outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery in New Brunswick

Category(s): Health
Status: Active
Principal: Jean-François Légaré
Project Number: P0075
Year Approved: 2022

Project Description

Obesity is associated with a higher risk for developing cardiovascular complications such as coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation and heart failure, and is believed to be a risk factor in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. While obesity is known to adversely affect short term outcomes in our patient population, less is known about its long-term effects. Using a retrospective design, this study will determine how obesity independently affects long-term outcomes and time-to-adverse events, such as mortality and hospital readmission.