Adequacy of endogenous erythropoietin levels and mortality in anaemic heart failure patients.

@article{Meer2008AdequacyOE,
  title={Adequacy of endogenous erythropoietin levels and mortality in anaemic heart failure patients.},
  author={Peter van der Meer and Dirk J. A. Lok and James Louis Januzzi and Pieta W F Bruggink-Andr{\'e} de la Porte and Erik Lip{\vs}ic and J Timon van Wijngaarden and Adriaan Alexander Voors and Wiek H van Gilst and Dirk Jan van Veldhuisen},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={1510-5}
}
AIMS We examined the adequacy of endogenous erythropoietin (EPO) levels for the degree of anaemia in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and its relation to prognosis. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 74 anaemic CHF patients from a cohort of 240 patients. The adequacy of endogenous EPO levels was assessed by derived observed/predicted (O/P) ratio. A ratio value < 0.92 indicates EPO levels lower than expected, whereas a value > 1.09 indicates EPO levels higher than expected. The primary… CONTINUE READING

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