Association between Coronary Artery Disease and Body Mass Index
Keywords:Body Mass Index; Coronary Artery Disease; Coronary Artery Stenosis.
Background: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a prevalent cardiovascular condition. Body mass index (BMI), a
measure of body fat based on height and weight, has been studied as a potential risk factor for CAD.
Aim and Objective: The Aim of this study was to evaluate the association between BMI and CAD in male patients
undergoing Coronary Angiography and in matched controls.
Materials and Methods: This study was done at the Department of Physiology, Thanjavur Medical College Tamil
Nadu. Participants (n = 80) were recruited from the population in and around Thanjavur. The Institute Ethical
Committee approval was obtained for this study. Subjects who met inclusion and exclusion criteria were included
in this study as control group: Group A (n = 40) and study group: Group B (n = 40). Informed, written consent
was taken from both groups. BMI was measured for the 80 participants. Angiogram report was obtained from the
Results: The mean BMI of 25.5165 ±2.22366 for Group A and the mean BMI of 26.5113 ±2.25700 for Group B. The
P value is 0.051(>0.05) which is not significant.
Conclusion: It has been concluded that the association between the Body Mass Index and Coronary Artery Stenosis
in male patients undergoing coronary angiography is statistically not significant compared to the control group.
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