Impaired insulin sensitivity in patients with stable chronic heart failure

Wolfram Doehner, Stephan Von Haehling, Stefan D. Anker

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We showed that impaired insulin sensitivity in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) significantly predicted impaired survival. Insulin resistance relates to an advanced disease state and higher mortality independent of body composition and established prognosticators, implicating a pathophysiologic role for insulin sensitivity in CHF. Patients with CHF may possibly benefit from early treatment of impaired insulin sensitivity, but further research is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalCardiology Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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