Potential role of the geriatric nutritional risk index as a novel risk factor for the development of non-valvular atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure


Kaplan M., Vuruskan E., Altunbas G., Yavuz F., Kaplan G., Duzen I., ...More

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, vol.122, no.9, pp.636-642, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 122 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4149/bll_2021_102
  • Title of Journal : BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Page Numbers: pp.636-642
  • Keywords: malnutrition, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, OBESITY PARADOX, OUTCOMES, MORTALITY

Abstract

PURPOSE: The geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) is a simple and objective nutritional assessment tool for elderly patients. Lower GNRI values are associated with a worse prognosis in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Our aim is to investigate the relationship between malnutrition and follow-up cardiovascular (CV) events in HFrEF.