Cardiac Changes in Patients on Long-Term Parenteral Nutrition
AbstractPatients with short bowel syndrome (SBS) on long-term home parenteral nutrition (HPN) chronically receive high fluid volumes directly into the right atrium (RA) through the superior vena cava. We retrospectively evaluated cardiac function measured by routine transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in a population of 26 SBS patients on long-term HPN and compared their data on echocardiograph-derived right heart structure and function, with those of a control group of 26 patients also bearing a central venous catheter (CVC) for other reasons. Results showed that body weight and BMI were significantly higher in the control group. The echocardiographic estimate of RA pressure was higher in HPN patients than in controls (p = 0.01). An increased estimate of RA pressure indicates the need to consider TTE in the follow-up of long-term HPN patients to detect functional impairment early. View Full-Text
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Santarpia, L.; Esposito, R.; Vaccaro, A.; Alfonsi, L.; Pagano, M.C.; Santoro, C.; Marra, M.; Contaldo, F.; Galderisi, M.; Pasanisi, F. Cardiac Changes in Patients on Long-Term Parenteral Nutrition. Nutrients 2019, 11, 1587.
Santarpia L, Esposito R, Vaccaro A, Alfonsi L, Pagano MC, Santoro C, Marra M, Contaldo F, Galderisi M, Pasanisi F. Cardiac Changes in Patients on Long-Term Parenteral Nutrition. Nutrients. 2019; 11(7):1587.Chicago/Turabian Style
Santarpia, Lidia; Esposito, Roberta; Vaccaro, Andrea; Alfonsi, Lucia; Pagano, Maria C.; Santoro, Ciro; Marra, Maurizio; Contaldo, Franco; Galderisi, Maurizio; Pasanisi, Fabrizio. 2019. "Cardiac Changes in Patients on Long-Term Parenteral Nutrition." Nutrients 11, no. 7: 1587.
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