Heart weight and heart weight/body weight coefficient in malnourished adults.

@article{Cunha2002HeartWA,
  title={Heart weight and heart weight/body weight coefficient in malnourished adults.},
  author={Daniel Ferreira da Cunha and Selma Freire de Carvalho da Cunha and Marlene Ant{\^o}nia dos Reis and Vicente de Paula Antunes Teixeira},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia},
  year={2002},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={382-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the heart weight and the heart weight/body weight coefficient of adults with and without chronic malnutrition. METHODS In an initial case series of 210 autopsies performed in adults, we recorded body and heart weights and calculated the heart weight/body weight coefficients (HW/BW x 100). The exclusion criteria were as follows: positive serology for Chagas' disease, edema, obesity, heart diseases, hepatopathies, nephropathies, and systemic arterial hypertension… CONTINUE READING