Third-year internal medicine resident Admasu Wondmagegn discusses the connection between obesity and heart failure. He shows data that with the higher rate of obesity within the U.S., the risk of heart failure also grows with it.
Hello. Um I'm Atmos want Megan. I'm one of the 30 year intern medicine resident at johns Hopkins. Um So um I will be presenting at american hell of a heart association uh this year. So I will be presenting on the association of um obesity and heart failure. Um So a little you know background on you know the why we did the study. So we did have a lot of data about obesity and the one type of heart field there that we uh we know which is uh abnormal relaxation of the heart but normal squeezing functions. So we have a lot of data that we do not have a lot of data prior uh that the institutional part uh the obesity and then heart failure with reduced ejection fraction meaning the squeezing function of the heart is affected. So our study was focusing on um that if obesity was associated with both both types of heart failure. So this this study as a prospective uh population study. So um that was started from 8 89 87 89. So and there was a follow up when we talk about obesity in this study, we did do what is what's called community meaning we factored the uh the year. Um and and in the B. M. I. Itself. So that will give us how how obese um and for how long the study population were. So our outcome in this case was there was the higher the committee B. M. I. Um the higher risk of both types of heart failure. So what we can um take from from this study is that there is, you know, we have higher prevalence of obesity in this country. So um the risk of heart failure can be minimized or mitigated if we um kind of managed heart failure. I mean, obesity um by preventing it or um yeah, so working on obesity can help us, you know, preventing the development of heart failure. Um and thank you so much for for listening.