Nutritional Considerations in Heart Failure

Heather Payne-Emerson, Terry A. Lennie

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There are a number of factors related to heart failure pathophysiology and treatment that influence nutrient requirements for patients. These include catabolism, inflammation, oxidative stress, diuretic use, and presence of comorbidities. On the other hand, there is evidence that specific nutrients can alter heart failure pathophysiology. This article reviews the current evidence for nutritional recommendations regarding sodium and fluid restriction, macro- and micronutrient intake, and dietary changes required by the presence of common comorbidities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-132
Number of pages16
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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