Weight loss and quality of life in chronic heart failure patients.

  title={Weight loss and quality of life in chronic heart failure patients.},
  author={Rita Mariotti and Francesca Castrogiovanni and Maria Laura Canale and Gabriele Borelli and Lorenzo Rondinini},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular medicine},
  volume={9 6},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of a planned body weight reduction on quality of life (QoL) in obese/overweight chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. METHODS Thirty-four obese/overweight chronic heart failure patients (24 men, mean age 67.8 +/- 9.4 years) underwent a 6-month dietary programme. An assessment of clinical and biochemical parameters was executed before and after dietary programme. The QoL was judged by means of the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) at baseline and… CONTINUE READING

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