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Sarcopenia evaluated by fat-free mass index in patients with chronic heart failure

      The article published by Narumi et al. is important as they reveal a connection between fat-free mass index (FFMI) and cardiac prognosis in cardiac failure patients [
      • Narumi T.
      • Watanabe T.
      • et al.
      Sarcopenia evaluated by fat-free mass index is an important prognostic factor in patients with chronic heart failure.
      ]. However, we think that there are some problems about the methodology used in FFMI evaluation.

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