Atraumatic fractures in heart failure

Syed H. Raza, Peter Law, Nabeel Farooqui, Laura D Carbone

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Abstract

Osteoporosis and heart failure are 2 highly prevalent conditions, particularly among the elderly, both of which account for significant morbidity and mortality. In this review, we describe the epidemiology of osteoporosis and osteoporotic-related fractures in persons with heart failure. A review of the current literature regarding shared risk factors for heart failure and osteoporosis is presented, and potential common pathophysiologic mechanisms for these disorders are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume338
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fractures
  • Heart failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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