Anemia in patients with advanced heart failure.

  title={Anemia in patients with advanced heart failure.},
  author={Justin A Ezekowitz},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={49 23},
  pages={2301; author reply 2302}
BACKGROUND anemia is linked with worsening of progress in patients with heart failure (HF). However, there are few studies of anemia in patients with advanced HF. OBJECTIVE to evaluate the characteristics of anemia in HF at an advanced stage. METHODS the study included 99 patients, aged > 18 and LVEF < 45%, who were hospitalized for HF compensation (FC IV/NYHA). Patients with hemoglobin (Hb) levels < 12 g/dl were considered anemic. Data on anemic and nonanemic patients were compared. The… CONTINUE READING