Albumin levels predict survival in patients with systolic heart failure.

@article{Horwich2008AlbuminLP,
  title={Albumin levels predict survival in patients with systolic heart failure.},
  author={Tamara B. Horwich and Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and Robb W MacLellan and Gregg C Fonarow},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={155 5},
  pages={883-9}
}
BACKGROUND Hypoalbuminemia is associated with poor prognosis in patients with certain chronic diseases, such as end-stage renal disease and cancer. Although low serum albumin is common in patients with heart failure (HF), the relationship between albumin and HF prognosis has not been well characterized. This study investigated the effect of serum albumin level on survival in patients with advanced HF. METHODS We analyzed 1726 systolic HF patients (age 52 +/- 13 years, ejection fraction [EF… CONTINUE READING

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Hypoalbuminemia was associated with higher New York Heart Association ( NYHA ) class , higher serum urea nitrogen , creatinine level , C - reactive protein , and B - type natriuretic peptide but lower levels of sodium , hemoglobin , and cholesterol .
Hypoalbuminemia was associated with higher New York Heart Association ( NYHA ) class , higher serum urea nitrogen , creatinine level , C - reactive protein , and B - type natriuretic peptide but lower levels of sodium , hemoglobin , and cholesterol .
Hypoalbuminemia is associated with poor prognosis in patients with certain chronic diseases , such as end - stage renal disease and cancer .
Hypoalbuminemia is associated with poor prognosis in patients with certain chronic diseases , such as end - stage renal disease and cancer .
Hypoalbuminemia is associated with poor prognosis in patients with certain chronic diseases , such as end - stage renal disease and cancer .
Hypoalbuminemia is associated with poor prognosis in patients with certain chronic diseases , such as end - stage renal disease and cancer .
Hypoalbuminemia is associated with poor prognosis in patients with certain chronic diseases , such as end - stage renal disease and cancer .
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