Abstract| Volume 23, ISSUE 10, SUPPLEMENT , S79-S80, October 2017

Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index Might Predict All-Cause Deaths in Elderly Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Requiring Hospitalization

      To clarify whether geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) is useful for predicting the prognosis of patients hospitalized with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). A total of 117 HFpEF elderly patients (more than or equal 65 years) from the Ibaraki Cardiovascular Assessment Study-HF (N = 838) were enrolled. All-cause mortality was compared between 2 groups: low GNRI (<92) with moderate or severe nutritional risk; and high GNRI (more than or equal 92) with no or low nutritional risk. A Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed that all-cause deaths occurred more frequently in HFpEF patients with low GNRI (n = 19 [40.4%]) than in those with high GNRI (n = 8 [11.4%]; log-rank P < .01) (Fig. 1). This study suggests that nutritional screening using GNRI is helpful in predicting the prognosis of elderly patients hospitalized with HFpEF in a multicenter registry setting.
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