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Carl Lavie, MD discusses Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

In this Grand Rounds presentation, noted author and cardiologist Carl J. Lavie, MD, discusses the current epidemiology and effects of obesity in the United States and offers an overview of studies he co-authored that tracked the link between obesity and the dramatic decline in physical activity in the US, and evidence for the "obesity paradox." A concept for which Lavie, MD was an early investigator, the obesity paradox holds that elevated BMI may act as a precedent to better survival in heart failure in some patient populations. Lavie, MD is the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans.

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December 20, 2022

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