Cardiac cachexia is unintentional severe weight loss caused by heart
disease. The weight loss might be life-threatening.
It can happen to people who have severe heart failure. Even with a very good appetite and high calorie intake, some people
lose muscle mass.
Cardiac cachexia can require supplemental nutrition.
April 26, 2012
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
& Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
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