High plasma adiponectin is related to low functional capacity in patients with chronic heart failure Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We evaluated the association between plasma adiponectin and functional capacity in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Similarly to NT-proBNP, plasma adiponectin was elevated in CHF compared to healthy controls. Adiponectin correlated inversely with peak oxygen consumption and 6-minute walking distance and was able to identify CHF patients with impaired exercise capacity. Our findings support a role of adiponectin as an index of heart failure severity.

authors

  • Laoutaris, Ioannis D
  • Vasiliadis, Ioannis K
  • Dritsas, Athanasios
  • Mavrogeni, Sophie
  • Kallistratos, Manolis S
  • Manginas, Athanassios
  • Chaidaroglou, Antigoni
  • Degiannis, Dimitrios
  • Panagiotakos, Demosthenes B
  • Cokkinos, Dennis V

publication date

  • October 2010