Frailty Syndrome: Visceral Adipose Tissue and Frailty in Patients with Symptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis.

@article{Pinheiro2017FrailtySV,
  title={Frailty Syndrome: Visceral Adipose Tissue and Frailty in Patients with Symptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis.},
  author={Meaghan Pinheiro and Jennifer M{\^a}ncio and Gildasio Conceiç{\~a}o and Walter Cintra Ferreira and Marta F. S. Carvalho and A Santos and Lu{\'i}s Vouga and Vasco Gama Ribeiro and Adelino F Leite-Moreira and In{\^e}s Falc{\~a}o-Pires and Nuno Bettencourt},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2017},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={120-128}
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES In patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), frailty is a clinically relevant measure of increased vulnerability that should be included in the preoperative risk assessment. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) derived phase angle (PA) reflects cell membrane integrity and function. Few studies are available on the relative contribution of adiposity distribution on frailty, and about the influences of frailty and visceral obesity in PA value. Therefore, we aimed to… CONTINUE READING