Impaired Balance and Gait Characteristics in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

Ozcan E. B., Saglam M., Vardar-Yagli N., Calik-Kutukcu E., Inal-Ince D., Altinsoy M., ...More

HEART LUNG AND CIRCULATION, vol.31, no.6, pp.832-840, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.hlc.2021.10.015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.832-840
  • Keywords: Chronic heart failure, Balance, Gait parameters, OLDER-ADULTS, FALLS, SPEED, HEALTH, LIFE, COMMUNITY, CAPACITY, STRENGTH, SWAY
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Aims Heart failure affects most systems of the body and causes various problems in patients. Balance deficits and gait deviations can be a result of these effects. There is little information in the literature about balance and gait parameters in chronic heart failure (CHF). This study aimed to investigate balance abnormalities together with gait deficits for possible associations in patients with CHF and compare them to healthy controls.