Potential for optimizing management of obesity in the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease

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Journal Article


D. De Bacquer; C. S. Jennings; E. Mirrakhimov; D. Lovic; J. Bruthans; D. De Smedt; N. Gotcheva; M. Dolzhenko; Z. Fras; N. Pogosova; S. Lehto; H. Hasan-Ali; P. Jankowski; K. Kotseva; G. De Backer; D. Wood; L. Rydén

Year of publication



Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes





AIMS: Prevention guidelines have identified the management of obese patients as an important priority to reduce the burden of incident and recurrent cardiovascular disease. Still, studies have demonstrated that over 80% of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) fail to achieve their weight target. Here, we describe advice received and actions reported by overweight CHD patients since being discharged from hospital and how weight changes relate to their risk profile. METHODS AND RESULTS: Based on data from 10 507 CHD patients participating in the EUROASPIRE IV and V studies, we analysed weight changes from hospital admission to the time of a study visit ≥6 and