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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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, ElectrophysiologyMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerStephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
Current as ofApril 3, 2017
Current as of:
April 3, 2017
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
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