This study was published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure 2012 Mar;18(3):194-201
Study title and authors:
Low serum total cholesterol level is a surrogate marker, but not a risk factor, for poor outcome in patients hospitalized with acute heart failure: a report from the Korean Heart Failure Registry.
Yoon CH, Youn TJ, Ahn S, Choi DJ, Cho GY, Chae IH, Choi J, Cho H, Han S, Cho MC, Jeon ES, Chae SC, Kim JJ, Ryu KH, Oh BH; Korean Heart Failure Registry.
Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22385939
This study evaluated the effect of cholesterol levels on patients hospitalized due to heart failure. The study included 2,797 heart failure patients.
The study found that the patients with the lowest cholesterol levels, had a 57% increased risk of death and readmission to hospital due to heart failure compared to the patients with the highest cholesterol levels.