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Sarcopenia predicts adverse outcomes in an elderly outpatient population with New York Heart Association class II–IV heart fail

Y. Nozaki et al.
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Used Parameters : SMI, BMI

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Japan

Journal : Aging Medicine and Healthcare

ABSTRACT Background/Purpose: The purpose of this study was two-fold. The first was to examine the predictors of cardiac events including sarcopenia in elderly patients with heart failure (HF) and second, to determine whether the predictors of cardiac events differed between HF patients with and without any physical symptoms. Methods: This 8-month prospective cohort study followed 191 outpatients of the Cardiovascular Medicine Department of our institution. These patients were aged 60 years and older, and had …
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