Background: Malnutrition is common, and is associated with adverse prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). The controlling nutritional status (CONUT) is used objective indexes for evaluating nutritional status. We aimed to examine the ability of CONUT score for predicting mortality. Methods and Results: We measured CONUT in consecutive 710 patients with HF. First, we examined clinical background. In the multiple regression analysis to determine CONUT, age, the presence of diabetes and anemia were independent predictor of COUNT. Second, in the Kaplan-Meier analysis, all-cause mortality progressively increased from normal to mild, moderate and severe disturbance groups (Figure). In the Cox proportional hazard analysis, CONUT score was an independent predictor of all-cause mortality in HF patients (HR 1.127, P < .001). Conclusion: CONUT score is useful for predicting mortality.
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