Relationship between malnutrition and coronary microvascular dysfunction in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.


Kul Ş. , GÜvenÇ T., ÇaliŞkan M.

Turkish journal of medical sciences, vol.50, pp.1894-1902, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-2003-239
  • Title of Journal : Turkish journal of medical sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.1894-1902
  • Keywords: Transthoracic echocardiography, nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, coronary flow reserve, malnutrition, inflammnation, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, RISK INDEX, HYPERTENSION, INFLAMMATION, IMPAIRMENT, INHIBITORS, MORTALITY, DIETARY, OBESITY, HEALTH

Abstract

Background/ aim: Malnutrition is common in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), especially in the end stages of the disease where heart failure symptoms predominate. Malnutrition has been associated with atherosclerosis in patients with chronic kidney disease, but it is unknown whether a similar relationship exists between malnutrition and coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD). In the present study, we aimed to analyse whether indices of malnutrition were associated with coronary flow reserve (CFR) in patients with DCM.