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Evaluation of anthropometric measurements and correlation with cardiovascular events in a Brazilian cohort with chronic heart failure

Grant number: 16/11101-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2016
Effective date (End): July 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Principal researcher:Luciana Gioli-Pereira
Grantee:Leticia Soares Marinho
Home Institution: Instituto do Coração Professor Euryclides de Jesus Zerbini (INCOR). Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (HCFMUSP). Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Heart failure is a complex syndrome with high prevalence and big value for public health. Researches have demonstrated that patients with high Body Mass Index have shown lower mortality and rehospitalization rates when compared to patients with Body Mass Index lower than 25 kg/m². Besides Body Mass Index, other indexes, like the free-fat mass index, have been related to cardiovascular events rates. Objective: To evaluate the association between Body Mass Index and clinical outcomes for chronic heart failure patients in a 700 patient cohort monitored in the Heart Institute (InCOR - HCFMUSP).Methods: Patients from GENIUS-HF study, a chronic heart failure cohort from the Heart Institute (InCor - HCFMUSP), will be evaluated by anthropometric measurements like the Body Mass Index, Waist-to-height ratio and Triceps skinfold. The data will be correlated to combined clinical outcomes rates (death and rehospitalization) between patients according to their Body Mass Index. Expected results: Elucidate the relation between Body Mass Index, clinical outcomes, and the prognosis on chronic heart failure patients.

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