Site Search
Google Search
search button
Breaking News: Obama Slams Trump's Politics In Speech Honoring Nelson Mandela     - | -     Extreme Heat In NYC Creates Stormy, Apocalyptic Cloudscape     - | -     Trump Announces He Misspoke on Monday, Accepts U.S. Intel that Russians Interfered in Election     - | -     John McCain Has Serious Qualms with Trump Defending a 'Tyrant' Like Putin      - | -     Even Fox News Hosts Are Outraged with Trump's Acceptance of Putin      - | -     Lawmakers, Including GOP, Outraged Trump Accepted Putin's Word that Russia Didn't Meddle in Election      - | -     GOP Congressman Invokes 'The Deep State'
Study: Obese Heart Patients Require More ICU Resources
Get Features & Columns Alerts

viewsViews 279
10 Aug 2017 03:04 PM EST

A new study out of Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick in Canada suggests obese heart surgery patients need significantly more intensive care unit resources compared to patients with healthy weights. "Obesity is a growing problem for society that has reached epidemic proportions," says Brandon R. Rosvall, who was part of the research team. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of American adults are obese and the estimated annual medical cost was $147 billion in 2008. The study not only found that obese heart surgery patients required additional ICU services but that they had a longer recovery resulting in higher costs and more labor-intensive care than non-obese patients.

Post Your Comment
Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor



Recently Posted Comments
FREE
AllMediaNY AllMediaNY AllMedaiNY