The influence of age and sex on disease development in a novel animal model of cardiac cachexia

Sandra Palus, Yoshihiro Akashi, Stephan von Haehling, Stefan D. Anker, Jochen Springer

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Pre-clinical studies in cardiac cachexia have mostly been performed in young male rats. These models define cachexia only as a reduction in weight gain rather than weight loss. In this pilot study, we aimed to establish a model of genuine weight loss following chronic heart failure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-393
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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