Evaluation of malnutrition with blood ghrelin and fecal elastase levels in acute decompensated heart failure patients


Ozcan M. , Ozturk G. Z. , Kose M. , Emet S. , Aydin S., Arslan K., ...Daha Fazla

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.43, ss.131-137, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5543/tkda.2015.06606
  • Dergi Adı: TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.131-137

Özet

Objectives: Exocrine pancreatic dysfunction may contribute to malnutrition and lack of appetite in the advanced stages of heart failure. Nutritional assessment was carried out on patients diagnosed with mild or moderate/severe heart failure. Fecal elastase levels are an indicator of pancreatic exocrine function and ghrelin is an appetite hormone which is also investigated for its contribution to malnutrition.