The prevalence of thiamin deficiency in hospitalized patients with congestive heart failure.

@article{Hanninen2006ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of thiamin deficiency in hospitalized patients with congestive heart failure.},
  author={Stacy A Hanninen and Pauline B. Darling and Michael Sole and Aiala Barr and Mary E. Keith},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={354-61}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of thiamin deficiency (TD) in a cross section of hospitalized congestive heart failure (CHF) patients and to investigate factors that contribute to its development. BACKGROUND Thiamin deficiency manifests as symptoms of CHF and, therefore, may worsen existing heart failure. Congestive heart failure patients may be at increased risk for TD as a result of diuretic-induced urine thiamin excretion, disease severity, malnutrition… CONTINUE READING