Abnormalities of skeletal muscle metabolism during nerve stimulation determined by 31P nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in severe congestive heart failure

Walter Kao*, Joseph A. Helpern, Sidney Goldstein, Mihai Gheorghiade, Barry Levine

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Abstract

In summary, these data confirm the presence of abnormal skeletal muscle metabolic function in patients with chronic heart failure. These changes are independent of patient compliance and central hemodynamic response to conventional exercise, and may explain, in part, the marked decrease in exercise tolerance often observed in patients with chronic severe heart failure. The etiology of these abnormalities of metabolic function and nutritive flow remains uncertain. TNS may prove useful in furthur elucidation of the peripheral metabolic consequences of chronic heart failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-609
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Volume76
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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