chapter  7
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Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy : The Metabolic Cardiology Solution

The consensus opinion is that failing hearts are energy starved. Disruption in the metabolic processes controlling myocardial energy metabolism is characteristic in failing hearts, and this loss of energetic balance directly impacts heart function. Treatment options that include metabolic intervention with therapies shown to preserve energy substrates or accelerate energy turnover are indicated for at-risk populations or patients at any stage of disease.