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American Journal of the Medical Sciences:
doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e3181aaefc1
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Atraumatic Fractures in Heart Failure.

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

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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.

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