Risks and benefits of weight loss in heart failure

Lavie, Carl J., Alpert, Martin A. and Ventura, Hector O. (2015) Risks and benefits of weight loss in heart failure. Heart Failure Clinics, 11 1: 125-131. doi:10.1016/j.hfc.2014.08.013

Author Lavie, Carl J.
Alpert, Martin A.
Ventura, Hector O.
Title Risks and benefits of weight loss in heart failure
Journal name Heart Failure Clinics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1551-7136
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.hfc.2014.08.013
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 125
End page 131
Total pages 7
Place of publication Maryland Heights MO, United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders Co.
Language eng
Abstract Obesity adversely affects many cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and increases the risk of most CVD, including heart failure (HF). HF is markedly increased in the setting of obesity. However, obese patients with HF have a better prognosis than lean patients with HF, which has been termed the obesity paradox . Therefore, the role of weight loss, which generally improves ventricular structure, systolic and diastolic ventricular function, and New York Heart Association functional class in HF, remains controversial. This article discusses the pros and cons of weight loss and differentiates purposeful (healthy) from nonpurposeful (unhealthy) weight loss.
Keyword Obesity
Heart failure
Cardiovascular disease
Weight loss
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 5 October 2014

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