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JCDR. 2021; 12(1): 39-43

Association of Anthropometric Measurements with Angiographic findings among Diabetic Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Shaheena Yassir, Prabha Adhikari, Nivedita L Rao, Prashanth R M.


Introduction: Obesity is one of the modifiable risk factors of diabetes mellitus (DM) and its complications viz. coronary artery disease (CAD). Scientific evidence indicates a stronger association of angiographic severity with obesity. The present study is aimed to compare the association of different anthropometric measurements with angiographic severity among diabetic patients with CAD and evaluate its usefulness in clinical practice.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 78 consecutive diabetic patients who underwent coronary angiography for suspected or known CAD of both gender aged between 35 and 65 years with significant angiographic findings of >50% diameter stenosis. Grouping is done based on BMI (Body mass index): Group I - 18 to 24.9 kg/m2 and group II - ≥ 25 kg/m2. WC(waist circumference) > 90 cm in males and > 80 cm in females considered as abnormal (central obesity). Height, weight, BMI, WC (waist circumference), and VAI (visceral adiposity index) are used for anthropometric measurements. The Gensini scoring system is used for the assessment of the severity of CAD.
Results: Among the 78 patients 57 (73%) and 21(27%) were males and females respectively. There were 43% (n=33) with high BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 but 69.2% had abnormal WC. Gensini score was 34.9 SE 4.5640 and 36.09 SE 5.77 among the group I and group II respectively. We found a statistically significant association of WC with no. of vessels involved (P 0.019).
Conclusion: There was a significant positive association of WC with no. of vessels involved among diabetic patients with CAD.

Key words: Keywords: Body mass index, waist circumference, coronary artery disease, Gensini score

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