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    Nutrition in Case of Heart Failure Abstract. Despite the complexity of the subject, nutritional medicine has made important advances in recent years, especially regarding cardiovascular health and for patients with heart failure. There is quite good evidence on specific diets, such as the Mediterranean and plant-based diets, but also on individual micronutrients, such as intravenous iron supplementation of iron deficiency in heart failure. No precise quantities can yet be named when dealing with the recommended amount of salt in heart failure patients, but the intake of high amounts of salt (>12 g/day) should be avoided. Considering the risk of malnutrition in this vulnerable patient population, an individualized nutritional therapy is advisable for some patients. This requires targeted screening for malnutrition. Nutritional medicine research still lacks many answers to further questions regarding heart failure patients. More randomized controlled trials and their meta-analyses are therefore required. Studies available so far have - among other shortcomings - paid too little attention to differences in nutrition in the different types and stages of heart failure. Interdisciplinary collaboration between cardiologists, hospital internists, general practitioners and nutritional therapists is in any case crucial for optimal treatment of patients with heart failure.


    Marlena Mueller, Jolanda Siegenthaler, David Fäh, Philipp Schuetz. Nutrition in Case of Heart Failure]. Praxis. 2022;111(7):375-380

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