cardiac cachexia


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cardiac cachexia

Muscle wasting and weight loss occurring in persons with congestive heart failure, and linked with excess circulating levels of tumor necrosis factor and other inflammatory cytokines. It has a poor prognosis.
See also: cachexia
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Chronic administration of ghrelin improves left ventricular dysfunction and attenuates development of cardiac cachexia in rats with heart failure Circulation 2001;104:1430-5.
Yilmaz, et al argue that cardiac cachexia, if diagnosed late or misdiagnosed, can ultimately lead to problems in children with chronic CHF and chronic shunt hypoxaemia.9 It results in decreased blood supply to patients\' skeletal muscles as it worsens endothelial dysfunction.
Cardiac cachexia is weight loss due to the debilitating condition of heart failure.
Twenty-nine patients (20 women) with cardiac cachexia [mean age = 76.1(4.1) years] and 29 (20 women) healthy controls [mean age = 74.9(4.8) years] were studied.
Weight loss and going down in condition seen in dogs with cardiac disease might be due to anorexia and increased energy demands of the failing heart due to cardiac cachexia (Rhoudebush and Freeman, 1999).
Cardiac cachexia is a serious complication of HF with a prevalence of 16-42% [2] and associated with loss of appetite (anorexia), anemia, systemic inflammation, altered hormones, metabolic abnormalities, and skeletal myopathy.
ACE inhibitor therapy delays the onset of cardiac cachexia, said Stefan D.
Cardiac cachexia is undernutrition developing as a consequence of chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) [1].