Skeletal muscle atrophy and peak oxygen consumption in heart failure.

@article{Toth1997SkeletalMA,
  title={Skeletal muscle atrophy and peak oxygen consumption in heart failure.},
  author={Michael J. Toth and Stephen S Gottlieb and Michael L. Fisher and Eric T. Poehlman},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 9},
  pages={1267-9}
}
We measured skeletal muscle mass and peak oxygen consumption (VO2) in 13 cachectic heart failure patients, 14 noncachectic patients, and in 52 healthy controls to examine skeletal muscle atrophy and its relation to low peak VO2 in heart failure patients. Our results show that skeletal muscle atrophy is associated with prior weight loss and is related to low peak VO2 in heart failure patients. 

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