Heart and anorexia nervosa

Heart Fail Rev. 2021 Jan;26(1):65-70. doi: 10.1007/s10741-019-09911-0.


Anorexia nervosa, one of the more frequent and severe eating disorders, is a chronic psychiatric disease with potentially serious somatic consequences. This behavioral symptomatology leads to weight loss, undernutrition, and more or less severe-potentially life-threatening-somatic complications including respiratory, hepatic, digestive and cardiac features, electrolyte disturbances, endocrine and bone impairment, immunodepression, and related opportunistic infections. In this review, the authors report an overview of cardiac diseases in this disease.

Keywords: Anorexia nervosa; Echocardiography; Heart; Mortality; QT interval.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anorexia Nervosa* / complications
  • Heart Diseases*
  • Humans
  • Water-Electrolyte Imbalance*
  • Weight Loss