Energy expenditure and symptom severity in men with heart failure

Thomas O. Obisesan, Michael J. Toth, Kendall Donaldson, Stephen S. Gottlieb, Michael L. Fisher, Peter Vaitekevicius, Eric T. Poehlman

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Our results demonstrate a graded increase in resting metabolic rate based on symptom severity as reflected in the New York Heart Association classification. This finding supports the hypothesis that clinical severity of illness corresponds to the magnitude of the increase in resting energy demands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1250-1252
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jun 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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