Published: 2 February 2015
Author(s): Taro Narumi, Tetsu Watanabe, Shinpei Kadowaki, Tetsuya Takahashi, Miyuki Yokoyama, Daisuke Kinoshita, Yuki Honda, Akira Funayama, Satoshi Nishiyama, Hiroki Takahashi, Takanori Arimoto, Tetsuro Shishido, Takuya Miyamoto, Isao Kubota
Section: Original Article

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and cardiac cachexia and sarcopenia are serious complications associated with weight loss and increased catabolism. Fat-free mass index (FFMI) is an indicator of resting energy expenditure and is used for the clinical diagnosis of sarcopenia. In the present study, we investigated the impact of sarcopenia, as evaluated by FFMI, on cardiac prognosis in patients with CHF.


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