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Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia Book
Author : Dominique Meynial-Denis
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-11-20
ISBN : 0429531974
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sarcopenia: Molecular, Cellular, and Nutritional Aspects describes the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength, defined by Rosenberg in 1997 as a hallmark of aging and referred to as “sarcopenia.” As life expectancy continues to increase worldwide, sarcopenia has become a major public health issue. The condition worsens in the presence of chronic diseases accelerating its progression. Sarcopenia is not considered to be “a process of normative aging” but according to the International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), as a disease. As sarcopenia is an ineluctable process, prevention and management are the only options to promote healthy aging; these actions should perhaps be taken during youth. Included in this book: · Features essential information on sarcopenia, its current definition, and molecular and cellular aspects of this disease · Discusses the development of physical frailty, a complication of sarcopenia, and predicts its occurrence in the older population · Presents alterations in muscle protein turnover and mitochondrial dysfunction in the aging process · Provides data on the negative involvement of sarcopenia in certain chronic diseases · Describes presbyphagia or age-related changes in the swallowing mechanism in older people · Details possible strategies to combat muscle wasting in healthy older adults and their limits This book features information collected from pioneers or experts on human aging from around the globe, including Europe, Brazil, Canada, Japan and the United States. It is a valuable source of information for nutritional scientists, medical doctors, sports scientists, food scientists, dietitians, students in these fields, and for anyone interested in nutrition. We hope this book provides a better understanding of sarcopenia which inevitably occurs with aging without weight loss. Moreover, this book will supply information outlining strategies to prevent or limit muscle wasting due to normal aging in order to promote successful aging.

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia Book
Author : Kunihiro Sakuma
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-08-06
ISBN : 0128221461
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sarcopenia: Molecular Mechanism and Treatment Strategies provides answers and guidance on a disease that has serious health consequences in terms of fractures, frailty, disability and diminished quality of life. Written by experts around the world, this book is for all those that care for aging populations. As the global population ages, sarcopenia remains a therapeutic challenge and major public health concern. Difficulties in defining sarcopenia as a clinical phenotype remain and have hindered treatment. Covers physical, dietary and pharmacological strategies to maintain adequate muscle mass to ensure healthy aging Provides a complete and up-to-date reference on molecular mechanisms of sarcopenia Presents a clear definition of sarcopenia, along with the latest research in one volume

Frailty and Sarcopenia

Frailty and Sarcopenia Book
Author : Yannis Dionyssiotis
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2017-08-30
ISBN : 9535134833
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Frailty is considered a multisystem impairment that makes an individual vulnerable to external or internal stressors. Sarcopenia, the age-dependent loss of muscle mass and function, is proposed as the biological substrate and the pathway whereby the consequences of physical frailty develop. These syndromes are associated with a negative impact in quality of life and can lead to the occurrence of disability, institutionalization, and even mortality. The book focuses upon all the related aspects of frailty and sarcopenia and the new advancements in the related treatments including complex issues and research. It includes high-quality chapters in all related aspects for the syndromes of sarcopenia and frailty, which adversely affect the function and overall effectiveness of the musculoskeletal system and interventions to promote rehabilitation.

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia Book
Author : Alfonso J. Cruz-Jentoft,John E. Morley
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-07-06
ISBN : 1119597870
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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SARCOPENIA An in-depth examination of sarcopenia’s underexplored yet widespread impact within the field of gerontology Sarcopenia is common in older men and women, and yet awareness of its clinical relevance is still relatively low. Only formally included in the International Classification of Diseases in 2016, the condition may impact societies with serious health-related and financial consequences unless consistent, effective methods of identification and management are adopted. This second edition of Sarcopenia provides geriatricians and other healthcare professionals with a revised and expanded examination of this understudied and underdiagnosed condition. Edited by two leading authorities on the subject, it covers the epidemiology and diagnosis of sarcopenia, as well as treatment options and possible prevention strategies. Eight newly written chapters build upon existing knowledge with fresh data on topics including sarcopenia’s biomarkers and its impact on the healthcare economy. This important text: Defines sarcopenia and explains its clinical relevance Covers all recent scientific evidence Outlines treatment options Considers prevention strategies Discusses sarcopenia as a public health priority Features eight new chapters covering topics such as sarcopenia’s clinical management, its biomarkers, and its financial impact Containing vital information for clinicians and other professionals working in geriatric care, nursing homes, nutrition, cancer, endocrinology, surgery, sports medicine and many other specialties, Sarcopenia, second edition, is a groundbreaking and essential new resource.

Sarcopenia Age Related Muscle Wasting and Weakness

Sarcopenia     Age Related Muscle Wasting and Weakness Book
Author : Gordon S. Lynch
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-11-30
ISBN : 9789048197132
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Some of the most serious consequences of aging are its effects on skeletal muscle. ‘Sarcopenia’, the progressive age-related loss of muscle mass and associated muscle weakness, renders frail elders susceptible to serious injury from sudden falls and fractures and at risk for losing their functional independence. Not surprisingly, sarcopenia is a significant public health problem throughout the developed world. There is an urgent need to better understand the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying age-related muscle wasting and to develop therapeutic strategies that can attenuate, prevent, or ultimately reverse sarcopenia. Significant research and development in academic and research institutions and in pharmaceutical companies is being directed to sarcopenia and to related health issues in order to develop and evaluate novel therapeutics. This book provides the latest information on sarcopenia from leading international researchers studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying age-related changes in skeletal muscle and identifies strategies to combat sarcopenia and related muscle wasting conditions and neuromuscular disorders. The book provides a vital resource for researchers and practitioners alike, with information relevant to gerontologists, geriatricians, sports medicine physicians, physiologists, neuroscientists, cell biologists, endocrinologists, physical therapists, allied health and musculoskeletal practitioners, strength and conditioning specialists, athletic trainers, and students of the medical and biomedical sciences.

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia Book
Author : Nicola Veronese,Charlotte Beaudart,Shaun Sabico
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2021-10-03
ISBN : 9783030800376
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers a concise and updated guide for all readers (physicians and non-physicians) interested in gaining a comprehensive and precise understanding of sarcopenia. Over the last several years, sarcopenia has increasingly developed from being a concept known only in research settings to one that is commonly explored in journals and scientific meetings for various disciplines, such as geriatrics, rheumatology and rehabilitation medicine. Thus, all domains of sarcopenia, from molecular aspects to clinical management, represent highly active areas of research and clinical practice for health professionals in a variety of fields, including geriatric medicine, nutrition, and epidemiology. Despite being a relatively new concept in medicine, sarcopenia is increasingly being recognized as an important determinant of other health conditions, including mortality and disability. This book, written by experts from around the globe, covers several core aspects of sarcopenia management, from molecular mechanisms to genetics, epidemiology, diagnosis and finally treatment, including the clinical impact of sarcopenia as a risk factor, the known genetic and molecular aspects that can aid in predicting sarcopenia, and selected treatment and therapy concepts, including indications for nutrition and physical exercise. Sharing data from the latest studies, it will be of considerable interest not only for geriatricians, but also for a wide range of other readers.

Frailty and Sarcopenia in Cirrhosis

Frailty and Sarcopenia in Cirrhosis Book
Author : Puneeta Tandon,Aldo J. Montano-Loza
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-11-06
ISBN : 303026226X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of frailty and sarcopenia in the cirrhotic patient. The text presents a personalized approach to identifying cirrhotic patients at risk of higher morbidity and mortality due to frailty and sarcopenia. It reviews current and novel diagnostic methods, while spotlighting treatment and management strategies for frailty and sarcopenia. The book also focuses on special issues associated with these syndromes, such as the effect of gender, age, and ethnicity on frailty and sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity, and frailty and sarcopenia after liver transplantation. Future considerations are outlined in the closing chapters, including emerging pharmacological and interventional therapies for these syndromes. Written by experts in the field, Frailty and Sarcopenia in Cirrhosis: The Basics, the Challenges, and the Future is a valuable resource for clinicians and practitioners who treat patients with cirrhosis.

Recent Advances of Sarcopenia and Frailty in CKD

Recent Advances of Sarcopenia and Frailty in CKD Book
Author : Akihiko Kato,Eiichiro Kanda,Yoshihiko Kanno
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-02-29
ISBN : 9811523657
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book highlights recent advances in our understanding of sarcopenia and frailty in CKD. The prevalence of sarcopenia and frailty increases substantially as CKD progresses, and experimental studies have demonstrated the pivotal role of accumulated uremic toxin in the development of muscle wasting. Further, sarcopenia and frailty are associated with falls, bone fractures, cognitive impairment, and poor survival prognoses, especially in elderly CKD patients. The syndromes are also related to the risk of end-stage kidney disease. This book provides readers with a deeper understanding of the prevention and management of sarcopenia and frailty in CKD patients to improve their renal and overall health, and suggests directions for future basic and clinical research.

Clinical Nutrition and Aging

Clinical Nutrition and Aging Book
Author : Chad Cox
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-10-02
ISBN : 1315361957
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Sarcopenia—the loss of muscle mass and strength that occurs with advancing age—is a major health challenge, particularly in North America, Europe, and Japan, which have large aging populations. This compendium volume is a valuable addition to the existing literature, providing state-of-the-art information on the most effective prevention and treatment options. Included are research articles on nutrition management and the prevention of sarcopenia; protein therapy for sarcopenia; effect of exercise on sarcopenia; and other therapeutic strategies, including antioxidants and steroids.

How to Fight Muscle Loss as You Age Sarcopenia

How to Fight Muscle Loss as You Age   Sarcopenia  Book
Author : Patrick Quan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-05-30
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sarcopenia could be a condition characterized by loss of striated muscle mass and function. Though it's primarily an unwellness of the elderly, its development could also be related to conditions that don't seem to be completely seen in older persons. Sarcopenia is a syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength and it is strictly correlative with a physical disability, poor quality of life, and death. Risk factors for sarcopenia embody age, gender, and level of physical activity. In conditions that admire malignancy, rheumatic arthritis, and aging, lean body mass is lost whereas fat mass may be preserved or perhaps enhanced. The loss in muscle mass conjointly is related to increased body fat so despite traditional weight there's marked weakness, this can be a condition referred to as sarcopenic obesity. there's a crucial correlation between inactivity and losses of muscle mass and strength, this means that physical activity ought to be a protecting issue for the bar however also the management of sarcopenia. Furthermore, one in each of the primary steps to be taken for a person with sarcopenia or clinical frailty is to make sure that the sarcopenic patient is receiving correct and spare nutrition. Sarcopenia contains a bigger impact on survival. It ought to be vital to stop or table the maximum amount as attainable the onset of this condition, to reinforce survival, and to cut back the demand for long care. Interventions for sarcopenia ought to be developed with the foremost attention on exercise and organic process interventions. Get your copy today by clicking the "Buy Now" button right now!!

Sarcopenia Age Related Muscle Wasting and Weakness

Sarcopenia     Age Related Muscle Wasting and Weakness Book
Author : Gordon S. Lynch
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-11-12
ISBN : 9789400790445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Some of the most serious consequences of aging are its effects on skeletal muscle. ‘Sarcopenia’, the progressive age-related loss of muscle mass and associated muscle weakness, renders frail elders susceptible to serious injury from sudden falls and fractures and at risk for losing their functional independence. Not surprisingly, sarcopenia is a significant public health problem throughout the developed world. There is an urgent need to better understand the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying age-related muscle wasting and to develop therapeutic strategies that can attenuate, prevent, or ultimately reverse sarcopenia. Significant research and development in academic and research institutions and in pharmaceutical companies is being directed to sarcopenia and to related health issues in order to develop and evaluate novel therapeutics. This book provides the latest information on sarcopenia from leading international researchers studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying age-related changes in skeletal muscle and identifies strategies to combat sarcopenia and related muscle wasting conditions and neuromuscular disorders. The book provides a vital resource for researchers and practitioners alike, with information relevant to gerontologists, geriatricians, sports medicine physicians, physiologists, neuroscientists, cell biologists, endocrinologists, physical therapists, allied health and musculoskeletal practitioners, strength and conditioning specialists, athletic trainers, and students of the medical and biomedical sciences.

Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Sarcopenia in Aging and in Muscular Dystrophy A Translational Approach

Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Sarcopenia in Aging and in Muscular Dystrophy  A Translational Approach Book
Author : Luciano Merlini,Paolo Bonaldo,Emanuele Marzetti
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2016-01-18
ISBN : 2889196844
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Loss of muscle mass and increased fibrosis characterize both sarcopenia of aging and muscular dystrophy. Research is increasingly showing that these two conditions also share several pathophysiological mechanisms, including mitochondrial dysfunction, increased apoptosis, abnormal modulation of autophagy, decline in satellite cells, increased generation of reactive oxygen species, and abnormal regulation of signaling and stress response pathways. This Research Topic will cover several mechanisms involved in aging and dystrophic sarcopenia and explore the therapeutic potential of various strategies for intervention.

Recent Advances of Sarcopenia and Frailty in CKD

Recent Advances of Sarcopenia and Frailty in CKD Book
Author : Akihiko Kato,Eiichiro Kanda,Yoshihiko Kanno
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2020-03-01
ISBN : 9789811523649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book highlights recent advances in our understanding of sarcopenia and frailty in CKD. The prevalence of sarcopenia and frailty increases substantially as CKD progresses, and experimental studies have demonstrated the pivotal role of accumulated uremic toxin in the development of muscle wasting. Further, sarcopenia and frailty are associated with falls, bone fractures, cognitive impairment, and poor survival prognoses, especially in elderly CKD patients. The syndromes are also related to the risk of end-stage kidney disease. This book provides readers with a deeper understanding of the prevention and management of sarcopenia and frailty in CKD patients to improve their renal and overall health, and suggests directions for future basic and clinical research.

Assessments of Fat Free Mass and Sarcopenia in Older Adults

Assessments of Fat Free Mass and Sarcopenia in Older Adults Book
Author : Jordan R. Moon,Jeffrey R. Stout
Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Release : 2011-04
ISBN : 9783844326956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While most older adults consider themselves to be in good health and live independent lives, the National Advisory Council on Aging has reported staggering numbers regarding diminished health status in aging adults, with more than 90% having a chronic health condition. Frailty, and chronic health conditions, can be attributed to a decline across multiple physiological systems, resulting in a reduction of one s ability to complete tasks of everyday living. Sarcopenia (muscle loss) can start as early as middle age and can continue to accelerate throughout life. Past techniques that have been used to classify sarcopenia have used various body composition methods to estimate muscle mass. However, there has not been an investigation looking at how well multiple sarcopenia classification methods agree or if alternative body composition methods can be used in place of the current methods. This book examines the validity of several body composition techniques used in older adults compared to a criterion four-compartment model and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Additionally, this book compares two body composition-based methods for the classification of sarcopenia.

Assessment and Treatment of Sarcopenia and Frailty in the Setting of Personalized Internal Medicine

Assessment and Treatment of Sarcopenia and Frailty in the Setting of Personalized Internal Medicine Book
Author : Gad Segal,Amir Tirosh,Idan Goren
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2020-01-27
ISBN : 1527546187
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The recognition and implementation of personalized internal medicine is of the utmost importance for physicians, nurses, dieticians and other healthcare professionals engaged in clinics. The assessment of sarcopenia and frailty, in middle-aged patients, as an embodiment of treatment personalization, is essential in settings of acute and chronic disease, both in the hospital and in ambulatory settings. This book describes various practical tools for the assessment of sarcopenia and frailty, reviews relevant findings from the current professional literature, and suggests treatment modifications for frail patients.

Sarcopenia in Japanese Elderly with Diabetes Prevalence and Characteristics

Sarcopenia in Japanese Elderly with Diabetes  Prevalence and Characteristics Book
Author : Moyama Shota
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Background: Sarcopenia is a condition characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and function; and causes serious health-related problems in the elderly with diabetes. Those aged u226565 years accounts for more than two third of patients with diabetes in Japan today, suggesting that a large fraction of Japanese individuals with diabetes suffer from sarcopenia. However, prevalence of sarcopenia and pre-sarcopenia among the elderly with diabetes in Japan remains unknown.Aims: The present study is designed to examine prevalence of sarcopenia in elderly Japanese patients with diabetes; and to find possible associations with severity of sarcopenia with dietary intake.Methods: From 2016 to 2017, we carried out a cross sectional study about 91 type 2 diabetes patients aged 65 and above (47 males and 44 females, mean age 72.7u00b15.5 years) without overt chronic diabetic complications. In all subjects, grip strength and body composition (SMI; skeletal muscle index, PBF; percent body fat) were measured using the digital hand dynamometer and the bioelectricity impedance measuring device (InBody s10). Based on the diagnostic criteria reported by Chen LK et al (2014), subjects were divided into 4 groups; sarcopenia group (Group S, loss of SMI and grip strength), pre-sarcopenia A group (Group PSa, loss of SMI only), pre-sarcopenia B group (Group PSb, loss of grip strength only), and non-sarcopenia group (Group NS, neither loss of SMI nor grip strength). We evaluated participant characteristics (age, body weight, SMI, PBF), dietary intake, glycemic control (HbA1c), and renal function (Creatinine, BUN, eGFR) among 4 groups.Results: The prevalence of sarcopenia was 11.0% (Group S, n=10), pre-sarcopenia was 27.0% (Group PSa, n=21; 23.0%, Group PSb, n=4; 4.0%), and the rest was 62.0% (Group NS, n=56). Ages in Group NS was the lowest among the groups. In addition, the body weight and SMI in 2 groups (Group S and PSa) were significantly lower than those in Group NS (p

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia Book
Author : Kunihiro Sakuma
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-07-30
ISBN : 0128226579
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sarcopenia: Molecular Mechanism and Treatment Strategies provides answers and guidance on a disease that has serious health consequences in terms of fractures, frailty, disability and diminished quality of life. Written by experts around the world, this book is for all those that care for aging populations. As the global population ages, sarcopenia remains a therapeutic challenge and major public health concern. Difficulties in defining sarcopenia as a clinical phenotype remain and have hindered treatment. Covers physical, dietary and pharmacological strategies to maintain adequate muscle mass to ensure healthy aging Provides a complete and up-to-date reference on molecular mechanisms of sarcopenia Presents a clear definition of sarcopenia, along with the latest research in one volume

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia Book
Author : Nicola Veronese,Charlotte Beaudart,Shaun Sabico
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-08-27
ISBN : 3030800385
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers a concise and updated guide for all readers (physicians and non-physicians) interested in gaining a comprehensive and precise understanding of sarcopenia. Over the last several years, sarcopenia has increasingly developed from being a concept known only in research settings to one that is commonly explored in journals and scientific meetings for various disciplines, such as geriatrics, rheumatology and rehabilitation medicine. Thus, all domains of sarcopenia, from molecular aspects to clinical management, represent highly active areas of research and clinical practice for health professionals in a variety of fields, including geriatric medicine, nutrition, and epidemiology. Despite being a relatively new concept in medicine, sarcopenia is increasingly being recognized as an important determinant of other health conditions, including mortality and disability. This book, written by experts from around the globe, covers several core aspects of sarcopenia management, from molecular mechanisms to genetics, epidemiology, diagnosis and finally treatment, including the clinical impact of sarcopenia as a risk factor, the known genetic and molecular aspects that can aid in predicting sarcopenia, and selected treatment and therapy concepts, including indications for nutrition and physical exercise. Sharing data from the latest studies, it will be of considerable interest not only for geriatricians, but also for a wide range of other readers.

Reverse Sarcopenia

Reverse Sarcopenia Book
Author : Joseph Tieri
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-07-26
ISBN : 1612439187
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Take control of your physical and brain health with low-level strength training We all know that we lose muscle mass as we age. But did you know that sarcopenic obesity (a.k.a. being “skinny fat”) is linked to increasing your risk of developing dementia and/or Alzheimer’s? Not only is losing muscle bad for your body, it’s also bad for your brain. Don’t let muscle deterioration negatively affect your future. It’s time to take your physical and brain health into your own hands with strength training. This book is full of tips, techniques, and easy-to-follow strength-training routines to fight sarcopenia. From beginners to those already comfortable using weights, this book has solutions for everyone. Lose fat, improve muscle tone, and strengthen bones while guarding against sarcopenia and its negative impact on your body and your brain. This book makes it easy to regain the muscle mass you need to live a healthier and longer life.

Evaluation of Sarcopenia Screening and Diagnosis in Acute and Chronic Care Settings of Cardiovascular Disease

Evaluation of Sarcopenia Screening and Diagnosis in Acute and Chronic Care Settings of Cardiovascular Disease Book
Author : Aayushi Joshi
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Background: Sarcopenia is defined as an age-related loss of muscle strength and muscle mass and can be screened for and diagnosed in different ways in acute and chronic cardiovascular care. The main objectives of this thesis were to 1) investigate the incremental prognostic value of sarcopenia diagnosis by DXA-based appendicular muscle mass index (AMMI) and performance-based muscle strength in older adults undergoing cardiac surgery, and 2) determine the prognostic value of sarcopenia screening by SARC-F questionnaire and muscle strength parameters in community-dwelling older adults with heart failure.Methods: Following a literature review on sarcopenia in cardiovascular disease, two prospective cohort studies were performed. In the sub-study of the McGill Frailty Registry, older patients referred for coronary artery bypass or heart valve surgery who underwent a sarcopenia assessment involving a DXA scan prior to surgery were included. For the second multi-center prospective cohort study, FRAILTY HF, the cohort included older adults attending a heart failure clinic who completed a frailty assessment. Results: From the first study of 141 cardiac surgery patients, the prevalence of low AMMI, slow chair rise time, and sarcopenia (low AMMI and slow chair rise time) was 24%, 57%, 13%, respectively. Adjusted multivariable regression indicated each standard deviation of decreasing AMMI and increasing chair rise time was associated with a hazard ratio of 1.84 (95% CI 1.18, 2.86) and 1.79 (95% CI 1.26, 2.54), respectively, for all-cause mortality. From the second study of 100 heart failure patients, prevalence of slow chair rise time and probable sarcopenia (worse SARC-F score and slow chair rise time) was 60% and 31%, respectively. Probable sarcopenia was associated with a two-fold risk of all-cause mortality or worsening disability at 3-months (OR=2.7; 95% CI 0.87 to 8.42), although non-significant. However, probable sarcopenia was predictive of poor physical and mental health status at 3-months. Conclusions: Lower-extremity muscle strength and DXA-based measures of muscle mass are indicative of sarcopenia and predictive of survival in older adults referred for cardiac surgery. Additionally, screening for sarcopenia among heart failure patients indicated that a positive screen is strongly predictive of poor health-related quality of life at 3-months. Validation of findings by optimizing thresholds for sarcopenia and determining best methods for screening and diagnosis in future studies are needed"--