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cardiac cahexia

Mauro Zamboni, Andrea P Rossi, Francesca Corzato, Clara Bambace, Gloria Mazzali, Francesco Fantin
Skeletal muscle abnormalities and loss are frequently present in patients with mild or moderate cardiac heart failure (CHF) and may contribute to fatigue and dyspnea. These muscle abnormalities may be associated with age related body composition changes, such as sarcopenia. Muscle damage has also been observed in subjects with cardiac cahexia, a serious CHF complication, associated with poor prognosis independently of functional disease severity, age, and measures of exercise capacity and cardiac function. Loss of muscle mass is a feature of cachexia, whereas most sarcopenic subjects are not cachectic...
March 2013: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
Midori Hasegawa, Satoshi Sugiyama
Cholesterol embolic disease is a devastating complication of atherosclerosis. Universally recommended treatment is lacking thus far. Recent data suggest that a therapeutic protocol aimed at specifically combating three causes of mortality, recurrent bouts of cholesterol embolism, cardiac failure, and cahexia, were associated with a favorable clinical outcome. As for drug therapy, corticosteroid has been reported to be beneficial in reducing local and general inflammatory responses. Concerning apheresis, combined therapy consisting of plasma exchange and low to intermediate-dose corticosteroid therapy has been shown to be effective in multivisceral cholesterol embolism...
August 2003: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
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